The weather is warming up, leaving many eager to hit the beach! Summer is the time for friends, beautiful weather, and having a blast. So naturally, every girl wants to look her best on the beach. But sometimes, the heat and humidity can damper your summer look.
Too much sun or sand can make for an uncomfortable day at the beach. To ensure you have the best time possible, consider the following beach hacks to make your time at the beach even more enjoyable!
Sand often sticks to our bodies when we sweat or spend time in saltwater. Baby powder can absorb this moisture from your skin and allow the sand to wipe right off of your body.
So say goodbye to sticky, uncomfortable sand all over your body. As a bonus, baby powder comes in multiple scents, so you can smell great at the beach even when sweating!
Many women opt for a spray tan or a self-tanner for these reasons. Self-tanners used to have a bad rep for creating an orange look. But they have come a long way since they were first introduced. They can give you a great sun-kissed look.
However, if they aren’t applied uniformly and with care, you can create ‘mistakes,’ such as overly dark spots. But that doesn’t have to ruin your beach trip. Instead, you can simply correct these patches using a mixture of baking soda and water. This process will even out the self-tanner application and result in a much more uniform tan.
But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to wash it every day. Applying dry shampoo during the evening and letting it work its magic overnight can make your hair look great in between washes. If you are in a pinch, you can also use baby powder. Baby powder works as well as a dry shampoo to absorb oil and sweat.
You may be left with a painful sunburn and sore, red skin. By freezing aloe vera cubes, you can have instant relief on hand. It can minimize the intensity of a sunburn quickly.
Aloe vera is an excellent healing agent that can quickly alleviate a sunburn - and frozen aloe vera is even better!
To keep your clothes looking bright and clean, you can squeeze lemon juice into the armpits (or anywhere with sweat) to remove the stain. This quick tip can keep many of your clothes from being ruined and ensure you look great all summer long!
When the skin becomes irritated or develops a rash, you can use tea bags to help the skin. Just steep a few chamomile tea bags, then let them cool in the freezer. After fifteen minutes, you can apply these teabags to the irritated area and allow the healing herbs to soothe your skin.
Additionally, some people have concerns about the chemicals found in these repellants. You can rub dryer sheets over your clothes and body as an alternative. Dryer sheets are highly effective at keeping the bugs away, and they smell way better than most bug repellants.
When the temperature is warm, you need lots of extra fluids. Keeping some water bottles handy gives you a source of fluids that can last all day long. Frozen water bottles can also serve as a great ice pack if anyone suffers a minor injury at the beach.
It’s time to get ready so you can have an epic summer. Find the right suit and line up friends who want to join the beach party, and keep these beach tips in mind. You will have a lot of fun at your favorite beach all summer long!