The cold months are behind us now, and with summer approaching fast, it’s time to start planning that much-needed trip to the beach or pool. But you’re going to need a little more than just your towel and swimsuit. Be prepared for the summer sun by tossing these basic skin and beauty essentials into your beach bag.
1. Moisturizer with SPF
It doesn’t take long before the warm summer sun starts to damage your skin. Make Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer SPF 15 a staple in your bag to help prevent skin damage and keep your skin nourished with essential vitamins.
2. Portable Hair Removal
Beach days call for swimsuits, shorts and breezy summer dresses that show off your smooth skin. Make sure your legs are always ready for the spotlight by keeping a mini portable razor in your bag like Venus Snap. You’ll never worry about prickly legs again.
3. Sweat Protection
Taking a dip in the water tends to wash off your sunblock, lotion and makeup – along with your deodorant. By having a great invisible deodorant on hand you’ll stay fresh and cool all day long. We recommend Secret Clinical Strength Adapts and Responds for its light, refreshing scent and clinical-strength protection.
4. Foundation with SPF
Makeup should be kept minimal if you are planning a day poolside or seaside. Olay Total Effects CC cream is perfect if you aren’t ready to go barefaced. It’s lightweight but also gives you the coverage you need to even out your skin tone without clogging your pores. No need to pack foundation or concealer.
5. Lashes That Last
Water-resistant mascara is a makeup must for any summer outdoor activity. Put some on before you go out. You’ll avoid any smudging during your swim or while lying out on the sand. It will also come in handy when taking your look from the beach to dinner on the dock.
6. Tough Tresses
Salt (or chlorinated) water can dry hair out, causing breakage and lackluster shine. It’s always best to rinse out your hair after hitting the beach or pool. Using Aussie 3 Minute Miracle in Strong or Moist will give your hair a much-needed deep conditioning.
What’s in your summer bag? Share your must-haves in the comments below.