Summer is finally on its way, and as the weather (hopefully!) warms up, there is nothing like spending long lazy days at the beach. But the next question is what to take with you on your summertime adventure? There’s an art to packing the perfect beach bag. The key is having the right balance of items that will enhance the fun without weighing you down. To create your ultimate beach bag, bring those things you can’t live without, a few luxury items to make the most of your experience and nothing that’s just going to take up space and get in the way! Here are out tips for creating the ultimate beach bag:
BEACH BLANKET AND SUNSHADE
The days of lugging around a bulky umbrella for sun protection are over. Instead, opt for a lightweight, packable sunshade. A search on Amazon will reveal several options that pack down small, weigh less and set up easily to provide a canopy of sun protection. A lightweight beach blanket is perfect to spread out on and won’t add bulk to your bag.
SUNGLASSES AND SUN HAT
Sunglasses and a good wide-brimmed hat will help keep the glare out of your eyes, and provide some shade for your head, neck and shoulders when you’re up and walking around. You don’t want to spend the day squinting when a great pair of shades and a nice hat will keep you feeling and looking great.
DRINKING WATER AND SNACKS
Staying hydrated is crucial when you’re out in the sun. Be sure to pack plenty of water and sip on it throughout the day. Try freezing half a bottle the night before, and fill it up the rest of the way with water before you leave to keep it cool for longer. Mixed nuts or energy bars, like Forever Fast Break, make for great snacks that will keep you energised without taking up too much space.
After a few hours of sweat, sand, sunscreen and saltwater, you’ll be grateful to have some wet, biodegradable wipes on hand. These will help you feel clean and refreshed before you drive back into town or stop to grab a meal on the way home.
Spending time in the sun depletes your skin’s moisture. You don’t have to wait until you get home to restore hydration to your skin. Pack a tube of Forever’s Aloe Moisturizing Lotion to bring back moisture and softness, and don’t forget to bring Aloe Gelly, just in case you need to soothe your skin after a bit too much fun in the sun.
It’s no secret that you need a good waterproof sunscreen to keep you from getting burned, but not just any old tube will do the trick. Forever’s Aloe Sunscreen is made with natural zinc oxide and aloe vera to offer superior protection while keeping skin feeling soothed and moisturised. This SPF 30 formula protects against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Aloe Sunscreen is also made with reef safe ingredients so you can spend more time in the water without damaging the ocean’s fragile ecosystem.
No adventure would be complete without your handy bottle of hand sanitiser. Forever Instant Hand Sanitizer encourages you to get the most out of your everyday life without compromising your well-being, and that of your loved ones. The effective aloe-based formula kills 99.9% of bacteria, and leaves your hands feeling clean and refreshed in an instant. Powerful and refreshing, Forever Instant Hand Sanitizer will keep the whole family protected, wherever the adventure leads..
We hope this helps you make the most out of your summer fun, what are your beach bag must haves? Let us know in the comments. Aloe Life issue 10 features this, and more fantastic articles to help you get set for summer, including tips on how to fun your summer bucket list.
by Amelia Bruce – Forever UK