The moment you think of a day on the beach, it conjures up happy images, of times, either spent in fun and frolic or lazing on the beach. A day on the beach can be fun-filled and exciting. Though you need not plan the day out on the beach like a business trip, it doesn’t harm to remember a few essentials that you must carry with you in your beach bag.
These would only make sure you have a great time without any adverse results on your skin and health from over-exposure to the sun. Like the saying goes, prevention is better than cure and a little planning can go a long way, in keeping with your days on the beach full of fun-filled happy memories.
Before you set off for that lazy or fun-filled day on the beach, select a big and bright beach bag which in itself should be reflective of your personality! Then, put these five essential must-haves in your beach bag:
The first and foremost thing that must be popped into your beach bag is your sunscreen. Though a day out in the sun can sound great, the effects of the Sun’s UVA and UVB rays can be very harmful.
Choose a sunscreen which is water-resistant and also has a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Depending on your skin type, choose an oil-free sunscreen if you need. If you have sensitive skin, take two sunscreens: one for your face and the other for your body. Your lips will also need special care, so make sure to take a lip balm with high moisture content and which offers SPF. Otherwise, you may end up with chapped and parched lips by the end of the day. Make sure to re-apply at regular intervals throughout the day.
2. Sun-glasses and Sun-hat
Big beach-wear sunglasses and sun-hats not only make you look cool, but also protect your eyes and hair from the harmful effects of sun’s rays. Sun glasses are a must as they help you to prevent harmful exposure to sun’s glare. The sun-hat will help you to protect your hair and add a zing to your personality! Before you head out to the beach, make sure to use a hair spray which has UV protection as this will hep you to avoid dry and brittle hair at the end of the day.
3. Water/ Juices and snacks
Carry a cool water bottle and some fresh-juice cans with you, as these would help prevent dehydration. keep sipping on the water and juices throughout the day. Also, carry some healthy snacks from home. Avoid chocolate bars as most chocolate bars melt and they become messy.
4. Flip-flops, and cool accessories
Flip flops and cool accessories can make you look good and offer protection as well. Choose bright colored flip-flops which match your swim-wear. Team these up with cool neck-wear, bracelets or hair accessories, and see the heads turn! Who says one can’t dress it up on the beach!
Don’t forget the beach towel to laze on or towel yourself dry after a great swim in the sea. Take some light-reading material as well as music with you to help you relax and make your day on the beach enjoyable.
So, the next time you plan a trip to the beach, just run through this list to make sure you have all the essentials in your beach bag, and have fun!