June 18, 2017 by Johana Ruez
Summer is here! And I bet you cannot wait to head to the beach.
But before you decide to lay on the sand for hours, ending up looking like a lobster, here are the few items that you should always pack.
Forgetting your sunglasses at home can ruin your beach day. Seriously, there is nothing worst than spending the day with your eyes half open. If you left them at home, no worries. I can assure you there will always be a store nearby where you can purchase some.
Yes, yes, yes … I know it sounds obvious, but do you know how many times I forgot mine?
Fruits give you instant energy, that’s all you need to go through that very busy day at the beach. It’s also a great way to stay hydrated. Watermelons, for example, contains about 92% water. It’s delicious and good for you and your body!
Lots of Water
Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water. If you are thirsty, it means that you are already dehydrated. Heat exhaustions and heat strokes are way too frequent and lifeguards urge people to drink at least 9 cups (2.2 Liters) of water. You should also avoid alcohol, it will dehydrate you even more.
You should choose a Board Spectrum sunscreen rated at least 15 SPF to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. They can cause life-long skin damage and skin cancer. I recommaned using a cream or lotion instead of spray sunscreen. Plus you don’t want to look all red at the end of the day. And for those who are still wondering, YES, you can still get tanned while wearing sunscreen!
I am not going to lie, I get bored so easy when I go to the beach. So unless I go with my friends, with whom I can talk about how I can’t paint my nails myself or how much I miss French food, I need something to read! Health, beauty, celebrities, science, news, technology … You will find a large selection at any drugstore. You can also just bring a book!
You know this feeling when it’s time to leave the beach and your bathing suit hasn’t dried off yet and you have to put your clothes on? I absolutely HATE that feeling! So I always get change but then, what do I do with the wet suit? I ordered that very cute wet suit bag online and I love it! I don’t go to the beach without it anymore.
Your Best Friend
This is probably the most important!