I LOVE a day at the beach!
However, with the heat, sand, saltwater, and sun I’ve realized I need few essential items to survive a long beach day.
Below are my beach essentials … products I’ve been loving and using all summer long!
Turkish Towel … These super soft, high-quality cotton towels are lightweight (easily fitting into your beach bag) yet extremely absorbent so they dry quickly! They are perfect for a day at the beach and are much easier to shake off all that sand!
Sip by S’well Bottle … These water bottles are AMAZE! Similar to a Yeti (except it has a screw on lid), these bottles keep your drink cold for 24 hours! I take mine with me everywhere, especially to the beach where it keeps my water perfectly chilled and I don’t have to worry about the bottle sweating and getting sand all over the outside of it (or in my water!).
Havaianas Flip Flops … With the largest variety of colors, designs, and hardware out there, you can’t go wrong investing in a pair of Havaianas for the summer! They even have a make your own design feature so you can customize your flippy floppys!
Cover-Up … This summer I’ve been loving these cute tank dresses from Billabong. The prints are fresh and fun and perfect for the beach!
Ray-Bans … You will never go wrong with the classic aviator. Its stylish and timeless and looks good on most every face shape. I have Ray-Ban aviators in almost every color but especially love the flash blue for summer!
Baby Powder … My sister showed me this little trick last summer and its seriously magical! Next time you head to the beach, take bottle baby powder with you and simply rub it over all that unwanted sand sticking to your skin and it comes right off! Swear!
Lip SPF … Rodan + Fields lip shield is hands down my favorite SPF lip balm ever and I try a lot of lip products! It has a fresh grapefruit scent plus its smooth, soft, and it protects extremely well. My lips literally never get burned wearing this stuff!
Facial Sunscreen … I have found two different facial sunscreen lines I alternate between all summer because I truly love them both equally … Rodan + Fields and Elta MD. Both contain broad spectrum SPF (a must) and are not chalky or cakey at all. They are also non-comedogenic and can be worn alone or easily under your make-up. I’ve also found a major plus is that my skin never stings when I swim in saltwater wearing these sunscreens.
Full Body Sunscreen … There are many great body sunscreens on the market but my personal preference is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF. It protects yet is lightweight and goes on without leaving a sticky or shiny residue. I’ve been wearing 55 all summer and still get tan without getting burned!
And if you need any additional motivation to always wear your sunscreen check out this video.
(photos by Blue Genes Photography)
What are your favorite beach products this summer?