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Visiting the beach during the summer is a must. You cannot miss out on going out in the summer to soak up the sun, play in the sand, and feel the salty ocean under your toes. You should even get a good playlist while driving up to the beach to get excited and energized.
Plus, after being in quarantine, this summer will finally let you go and have fun with all your friends. So, you can finally catch up with your friends while hanging out in the sun and play around in the salty water together.
However, going in the sun for a long period of time could bring unwanted effects on your skin. To avoid this, prepare your beach bag with skincare and beauty essentials for you to bring on your beach day.
The most important skincare item for you to bring on your beach day is sunscreen. In summer, you will most likely be outside, spending your day in the sun. While that can be fun, it can also damage your skin.
As mentioned briefly, long exposure to the sun may affect your skin. The effects include sunburns, skin ageing, and even skin cancer. This is caused by the radiation emitted by the sun, known as the Ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
To avoid getting these hard to reverse effects on your skin, you may use sunscreen with SPF to protect you from the sun. By wearing sunscreen, you are preventing many negative effects other than sunburns. You are also reducing the possibility of skin cancer and premature ageing.
In addition, sunscreen is not just for your face. There are many other types of sunscreens that you can choose from to cater to your preferences and needs. For example, there are some sunscreens for your body and even your scalp.
Also, since you are heading out, it is key to use sun protection that is easy to apply. If it is difficult to apply, you might not even use it. You can apply the cream one before you go out and bring along the spray or stick type to re-apply hours later on the beach.
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Protection for Your Hair
Next, you may consider getting a leave-in conditioner for your hair. Being in the sun for a long time does not only bring effects on your skin but also on your hair. Your hair may get discolouration, dry, brittle ends, split ends and even thinning.
A leave-in conditioner has many benefits that can help you on your beach trip. These benefits include retaining hair moisture and heat as well as sun protection. Do you know that seawater may dry out your hair, even if it is just a short dip in the waters?
However, with a leave-in conditioner, the effects may not be as severe. With the hair moisture retaining benefits, even after having a swim, your hair will not dry out. All you need to do to prevent your hair from damages is to use a good one.
What's more, leave-in hair conditioners can make your hair look presentable during the day. With the wind blowing around and sweat on your body, you may inevitably look unpresentable for pictures. The leave-in conditioner can make your hair look good, even if it's been hours since application.
To achieve a good Insta-worthy picture, you may want to have a pop of lipstick. In summer or even when you’re just at the beach, there is a high chance of you sweating off all the makeup you have. To avoid this, you may opt for a minimal light look with a fun coloured lipstick.
You may want to try the effortless “no makeup” look for the summer. It is minimal, so you don’t have to worry about it all melting off your face yet accentuating your looks. Moreover, it is low effort, so you will not have to wake up extra early to prepare.
Additionally, you could use a lip scrub before applying your lipstick. By using a lip scrub, your lips will appear more healthy and smoother. Moreover, it will make your lipstick look even better than it already is.
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Facial sprays are also a good item to bring on your beach trip. Although facial sprays are often deemed useless, they actually do more than you think. This is why we think it is one of the essentials you should bring along.
Facial sprays have many benefits that you can get on your beach trip. For example, facial sprays can restore hydration in your face instantly. Some mists even have antioxidants, which means they are able to provide you with vitamin C, vitamin E, or ferulic acid.
What’s more, facial sprays are refreshing and fix dull skin. They can uplift exhausted skin when used even after a long day. Plus, you can use a facial spray before, during, or even after applying makeup, making it very useful skincare and beauty product to bring to the beach.