Lifestyle: 8 Beauty Essentials To Take To The Beach

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With these beauty essentials, you don’t have to worry about your skin while at the beach. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays ensures it remains beautiful and youthful. Make sure to pack these beauty essentials for your beach holiday.

  1. Leave-in Conditioner

Leave-in conditioner is one of the beauty essentials most people forgo on their beach holiday. It’s hard to go to the beach and resist taking a swim in the ocean. However, you have to be ready to detangle your hair if you’re rocking natural hair. Additionally, the salty water may strip your hair of its natural oils. Make sure your hair is protected by applying a leave-in conditioner before or after a swim. You can also use it to detangle your hair.

  1. Lip Balm

Whew…chile. The struggle of having dry, chapped lips is real. You know that helpless feeling when you need to moisturize your lips but don’t have lip balm. Ensure this isn’t you with chapped lips on the beach. The heat will dehydrate you faster than usual so keep a lip balm close by.

  1. Sunglasses

Apart from being a chic fashion statement, sunglasses will protect your eyes from harsh light. Make sure your sunglasses have UV protection. Therefore, it’s advisable to buy from eyewear professionals as opposed to street vendors.


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  1. Moisturizer With Sunscreen

Avoid looking ashy by packing a powerful moisturizer. This should be at the top of your beauty essentials list. if possible, invest in a lotion with shimmer to fake a glow. A good moisturizer will prevent premature ageing of the skin.

  1. Waterproof Makeup

Just because you’re on a beach doesn’t mean that you have to look like a beach bum. Make sure your Instagram photos are flawless by investing in some waterproof makeup. They tend to be more long lasting and will hold up in the sunny weather. Some necessary beach makeup products include mascara, bronzer and eyeliner.

  1. Makeup Wipes

This will make your work a lot easier when cleansing your face. Makeup wipes do a thorough job in removing dirt and makeup. It’s also a good way to wipe your face off all the dirt and oil that gathered while at the beach.

  1. Perfume

The sun can leave you smelling a little (or a lot) musty. Avoid embarrassing body odours by packing one of these beauty essentials. A light fragrance comes in handy. Go for floral and citrusy scents as they blend in well with the natural vibe. They also tend to have a longer lasting effect which will keep you smelling good all day long at the beach.

  1. Facial Spray

Your skin is usually the biggest victim after a trip to the beach. Not only does the sun strip off its natural moisture but it also leaves you feeling overheated. Therefore, you need extra reinforcement to keep your skin cool. A facial spray is the best way to keep cool when they glaring sun becomes too much.

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