Beach days are the best days but inadequate planning can put a damper on the fun times. We have a few nifty beach tips to make sure you get the most out of your day of fun, sun and sea!
- Bring along the right type of sunscreen. You know enough by now to bring along sunscreen for your beach vacation, but is it the right type for your skin? In general, most experts recommend nothing less than SPF 30. Remember that it’s not enough just to bring it – you have to use it, too. Plan to lotion up or spray it on at least every 2 hours. If you’re fair-skinned or are planning lots of water bound activities you will need to apply it more often than that.
- Put your Aloe Vera gel or Aftersun lotion in the fridge. Pure Aloe Vera gel is awesome for soothing any kind of burns or stings that you might get at the beach. It’s even better when it’s chilled, because it takes away any kind of pain in a few seconds. Try storing your Aloe Vera in the refrigerator and take it out right before you go to the shore. In case of sunburn, make sure you’ve left some extra Aloe Vera gel in the fridge to really soothe any singed skin after your day at the beach. Aftersun gel that’s been chilling in the fridge is also great relief for sunburn but ultimately makes your skin drier.
- Stop being sandy with some baby powder. Baby powder doesn’t just smell nice, but it can also take all that sand off your body. Everyone hates the feeling of not being able to get totally sand-free on the hands, arms, legs and feet. Instead of trying to rub it off or wash it off, simply shake some baby powder onto it. In no time flat, you’ll have silky, sand-free skin with a soft, relaxing aroma.
These tricks aren’t the only ways to make sure your beach trip is memorable, but they’ll help you ensure a sun kissed, sunburn free holiday!