Spring break is underway! Have you picked your dream destination for that week away from ‘real life’? Well if you are hitting the beach like many others; make sure you have all the essentials for a good time! The most important thing to do is to protect your winter skin; it hasn’t seen the full strength of the sun in months. Whether you are hitting the beaches of Cancun or staying state side in places like Florida or California, you need to be prepared. Don’t worry, we have the list of essentials that you don’t want to hop on that plane or in the car without.
Swimsuit & Beach Cover Up
This one is an obvious one, but you can’t have a good time at the beach without the right attire. Hit the beach in your favorite suit, but don’t forget your cover up. With your skin being sensitive to the sun it’s good to keep it protected from the sun.
Hat & Sunglasses
Protect your face and eyes while you’re lying on the beach or grabbing a drink by the pool. The sun can damage your vision, so it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses at all times. The skin on your face is very sensitive and prone to free radical damage. A large sun hat can help protect your skin from getting too much sun.
You’re favorite towel should make the trip with you so that you have something to sit on while also having something to dry you off after a cool dip. Your towel can be versatile, covering you up when the sun gets too hot.
The two most important must-haves are sunscreen and water. Make sure to lather on the sunscreen this can save you from an uncomfortable trip back home and flaky skin. Try using a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to keep your body protected. You can still get the nice tan you desire but without the extensive damage. Try using EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 Face and Body Physical Sunscreen. The best part about this sunscreen is its multipurpose, meaning you only need to bring one sunscreen to cover you from head to toe.
You can’t forget that obnoxiously large, oversize bag. Your beach bag will become your best friend for the week, carrying all your essentials in one spot. You will have everything you need for a fun day by the water.
If you haven’t booked your spring break destination, it’s not too late! Just remember this list and most importantly your sunscreen when you’re ready to take off.