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Beach Essentials: Here's What to Bring

Woman with straw hat on the beach

A day at the beach: the sound of the waves, the smell of salt and sunscreen, a cold drink in your hand, a crime story to read, and a light summer breeze in your hair. Sounds dreamy, right? Going to the beach is a perfect opportunity to wear a straw bag- this season's trend, and fill it with beach accessories. Whether you're in for the ultimate relaxation mode or have already planned some beach activities, here is the list of our suggestions on what to bring to your beach vacation. It's obviously up to you to decide, but the following three are the base upon which to build your summer bag:

SPF: The Skin’s Guardian!

SPF is always a must-have, no matter how much time you intend to spend in the sun. It acts as an invisible shield for your skin, protecting it from damaging sun rays. During sunny days, safeguard our skin from the sun is crucial, especially in more sensitive areas, such as the face and the neck. The higher the SPF, the better protection for your skin. SPF 30 is an essential option, but if you have sensitive skin or are more likely to sunburn, consider using SPF 50+. 

Don't Forget Your Water

You shouldn't forget hydration on any given day, but a day in the sun requires special attention. It’s essential as the combination of sun exposure and physical activity can result in increased sweating and water loss, so keep a bottle of water on hand at all times. Summery tip: Take advantage of the fruit season. Infusing water with fruit creates a delicious blend of flavors while also providing a hydration boost. By incorporating slices of lemon, berries, watermelon, or peach into your water, you can make a simple drink into a delightful treat that promotes hydration and feeds you from the inside out.

Extra Swimsuit for Some Extra Comfort

It is essential to change into another swimsuit after swimming both for comfort and for health. Due to extended moisture, a wet swimsuit can cause skin irritation, chafing, and even bacterial or fungal infections. By changing into a dry swimsuit, you not only avoid these problems, but also feel a lot more comfortable in a new clean swimsuit. Changing swimsuits also allows you to reapply sunscreen effectively, providing continuous sun protection and lowering your risk of sunburn. 

Ideas on What Else to Bring With You: 

  1. Beach games like frisbee, beach volleyball, paddleball... for engaging those muscles
  2. Books for diving into a story unbeknown to you
  3. Straw hat for keeping up with trends while protecting your head
  4. Camera for capturing the scenes to go back to in the rainy fall days
  5. Water toys like snorkeling gear, for no packing list for the beach, is complete without it
  6. Music speaker for music makes everything better
  7. Healthy Snacks for not having to rely on beachside fast food
  8. Insulating phone case for keeping your phone nice and not overheated

Remember to Take Care of Your Skin Afterwards

After a long day in the sun, peppered with salt, sand, and sunscreen- your skin requires extra care. Longer exposure to the sun and salt tend to dry up our skin, and sunscreen tends to clog up our pores. Make sure you remove the leftover sunscreen from your skin and give it all the hydration it needs. For the ultimate cleansing routine, use FOREO LUNA™  4. This device uses T-Sonic™  pulsations and velvety-soft silicone touchpoints to remove impurities trapped deep within the skin. LUNA™ 4 is clinically proven to remove 99% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue, leaving your skin more radiant and refreshed. Hydrating your skin after a day at the beach is essential, and the FOREO UFO™ 3 product is a great post-beach skincare companion. With UFO 3 your skin moisture will increase by 126% in just 2 minutes and by combining it with UFO activated masks you will give yourself a perfect Swedish Hydration Routine. This routine helps to lock in moisture, fighting any dehydration caused by sun exposure and seawater While a lot of us think of beach vacation as a perfect opportunity for catching some tan, always keep the health of your skin in mind and keep away from the direct sun between 11 am and 4 pm. Reading a book while sipping coconut water in the shade overlooking the sea isn't the worst thing that could happen!

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