If there is one thing I can say when it comes to packing for the beach, don’t overpack. I know, I know–sometimes we all can be the King or Queen of bringing the ‘just in case’ items. Trust me, when it comes to the beach you can leave the ‘just in case’ at home where they belong.
Unless you are hitting up a nude beach a bathing suit is pretty much the number one essential.
For the ladies, we are seeing crochet swim suits left and right. However, I would like to give you a very extreme warning that a lot of those suits are not made to jump in the waves. If you are looking for a cute one that can handle getting wet and not exposing all of your goods, then I suggest the Spandex/Crochet suit by KITTBAE.
For the men, I think the brand Chubbies Shorts is super funny and a lot of fun prints to choose from. Even if swim suits aren’t really something you like to stay in touch with, I almost guarantee you’ll love subscribing to Chubbies newsletter. It is always great for a good laugh. Chubbies Shorts has a great length of short, super stretchy and now offer ladies swim suits too!
For me, I don’t like bringing my most expensive sunglasses to the beach. I have a huge fear that they may get lost, get stepped on and that the sand will just never get out of the seams by the lens. To give me a sense or relaxing with my sunnies, because hey that is why we are at the beach anyway, I stick to a stylish yet cheaper pair of sunglasses. I really like the brand Diff Eyewear for occasions like this. They are stylish and they give back with every purchase.
Pick a stylish hat or not, the purpose of bringing a hat to the beach is to protect your face from the sun. We all like a nice tan glow, but leave that to your bronzer. Protecting our face from the sun will keep us looking younger longer.
Sunscreen is a definite must. I feel like the sunscreen industry is so saturated and the information telling you which ones are good and which ones are bad, leaves us all a little bit confused. Stick to one that you can agree to morally and the world will be fine. I suggest the SPF be at least 30 but I am not your mom either.
I recently came across an awesome company with a concept that I haven’t really seen developed before. FRÉ Skincare is a company whose lotion is literally made for sweaty skin.
“With its breakthrough natural Argania Active Complex, a unique blend of organic Argan oil and Argan leaf water extract, enriched with Argan stem cells, FRÉ specializes in combatting workout-induced skin damage and the signs of aging accelerated by the combination of sweat, intense exercise, sun, pollution, and other environmental factors.
FRÉ is at the forefront of research, developing textures and formulas that protect the skin, while also feeling natural and light-weight when sweating.
Our Protect Me product combines a broad spectrum of SPF 30 for protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, with potent antioxidants against IRA (sun infrared radiation), photo-aging, dark spots and other environmental damage. Its ultra-light texture feels natural on the skin during sweat-inducing activities. It does not clog pores or sting eyes, and is water resistant for 80 minutes.”
It really is as good as it sounds! Trust me, the second I tried it, I was hooked!
Up your towel game this summer with the ‘beach roundie’. (A normal shaped towel is perfectly acceptable too or even light weight blanket). The size is just perfect enough for two (or just you). I love the roundies designed by The Beach People–they are super well-made and very lightweight.
Hydration is key when basking in the sun on the beach. Keep a reusable water bottle with you for all your beach outings. Bring a packet of our Super Powder to replenish your body with essential vitamins and minerals.
Of course, you will probably want to bring a cover-up or shirt, shoes and maybe some snacks too to keep you away from the popsicles.