As much as I love going to the beach, my skin tends to disagree with me. Being as fair as I am means that I need to take proper steps in order to not look as red as a tomato! So, here are some of the things that I make sure to always bring for beach trips!
1. The first thing, which is pretty obvious, is sunscreen!
Sunscreen is great thing to have because everyone needs some, and yes I mean everyone! Even if one of your friends gets tan, putting on sunscreen can prevent them from all of the UV light and still allow them to get tan.
2. A main thing to never forget with sunscreen to is to reapply.
Reapply when your skin is totally dry and there's not sand covering your body. I learned the hard way that if there is sand where you spray sunscreen, the sunscreen sticks to the sand and does not offer protection.
3. Another great thing to bring to the beach is an umbrella.
Whether it is a huge tent for families to sit under or a one person umbrella, they make a difference. Sitting in the sun all day can drain your body physically and mentally, so instead of that sit under an umbrella and enjoy the cool breeze!
Whenever I bring an umbrella my friends at first think it's silly, but after a couple hours of sunbathing they are begging me to let them lay under it!
4. An easy essential to forget is a reusable cup filled with ice cold water.
As I said earlier, sitting on a hot beach all day can be so draining, so do not forget to hydrate! In addition to this, bringing snacks is always a great idea! You want to make sure that you are taking the best possible care of yourself while still enjoying your day.
Hopefully these tips help. Have fun and use these tips the next time you decide to do a beach day!