Physical Health, Tips & Techniques, Wellness / Self-Care

3 must-have Skincare/Haircare items for your next beach trip

Enjoy the sand without returning home a lobster.

words by: Alee Kwong
Jul 31, 2021

There’s nothing like a solid beach trip on a sweltering summer day. Some people go to lay out in the sun, some use the beach as a different backdrop for picnics, and some people love letting the ocean waves crash over them for hours on end. No matter what your preferred activity is on the beach, one thing is for certain – amidst the fun in the sun, you need to be extra diligent about skincare.


1. Neutrogena Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Stick – SPF 50+


Beach Defense® Oxybenzone-Free Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 | NEUTROGENA®

Photo via Target


If your friends aren’t about that “reapply sunscreen every three hours” life, then you need to be the one who’s about it. This summer (and according to many scientists, every summer moving forward) is going to be a scorcher. Yeah, reapplying sunscreen every few hours can be an annoying task. The good news is that sunscreen sticks are an easy way to get a great amount of SPF coverage and are a lot quicker than applying sunscreen cream. It’s so easy to brush off when you’re off roughing the waves and getting buried in the sand, but know this – the devil works hard, but the sun and its UV rays work even harder.


2. Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & “Tibetan Ginseng” Hydrating Mist


Cactus Flower & “Tibetan Ginseng” Hydrating Mist

Photo via Kiehl’s


Whether it’s keeping your face moisturized during a long day in the sun or keeping your body hydrated while day drinking until you feel one with the sand beneath you, I think we can agree that we all suck at calibrating our hydration levels at the beach. While sunscreens are an absolute and non-negotiable must-have at the beach, they aren’t always the most moisturizing. It doesn’t hurt to toss a little bottle of hydrating mist in your bag to keep your face feeling cool and fresh all day.


3. Sun Bum 3-in-1 Leave In Hair Conditioning Treatments


Sun Bum Revitalizing 3 In 1 Leave In Treatment | Ulta Beauty

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There are two things that aren’t a good look post-beach – a horrible “lobster” sunburn and hair with its life dried out by seawater. Even the healthiest of hair can fall victim to the clutches of salty seawater. Apply a leave-in conditioner (big plus if it has a UV protection formula!) after you take a dip in the ocean and enjoy yourself knowing that you are literally protecting yourself from head-to-toe.