I’m heading down to Savannah for the last week of summer semester, so a few trips to the beach are already worked into my schedule. I thought I would share some of the things I make sure to bring with me, besides all the obvious things (sunscreen, towel, water, snacks, chair, etc).
First things first, gotta tan. Here are some of the products I recommend to achieve that perfect tan. P.S: I highly recommend this Banana Boat tanner, the color lasts noticeably longer than the St. Tropez! Plus, its less than a third of the price. I find mine at Walmart.
Step 1: exfoliate // Step 2: moisturize the joints // Step 3: Apply Tanner (splurge / save)
Here are the products I recommend to give you a natural beauty look that will last. No worries, this simple routine won’t look ridiculous out on the beach. This is one of the only occasions when I avoid my beloved winged eyeliner. Also, make sure those toes are acceptable to be in out public. Mine are currently painted Essie Mint Candle Apple.
Brows // Face // Mascara // Eye Bright // Lips
Next, the products I like to bring along with me in my beach bag. A good lip balm with sun screen is a must- no one wants burnt lips. A good hat to protect your hair and face is what I recommend, but it could just be my strawberry blonde hair speaking. I bring along a wide tooth comb to keep my hair from getting too messy between the water and wind. A good facial mist is always welcomed along to refresh my skin throughout the day (pictured is a brand I’ve heard a lot about lately but haven’t yet tried.. have you?). It’s always a good idea to pack a spray (either perfume or body splash) because you can get sweaty (aka stinky) quick sitting out in the sun. Lastly, I prefer to wear sandals that are comfy and soft, but also in a lighter color so they don’t attract as much heat. I always hate putting on burning sandals at the end of the day.
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Finally, these are the products I don’t need to bring in my beach bag, but I want them once I get home to rejuvenate my hair and skin from a day in the sun. I’ve been obsessed with coconut oil lately, and I’ve heard it also helps with sunburn (just in case) -more on how I use coconut oil later this month. It’s important to bring along a deep conditioner, as well as a leave in product to help your hair recover. Apply a good eye cream and lip balm and you’re set for healthy hydrated skin.
I think that about rounds it up for beach necessities. Now to get that last workout it..