7 great products to keep in your beach bag

A long time ago when we went to the beach or pool, we only used a towel and our Nokia phone. Now that our sun care includes SPF and hats, a little sunscreen and sunscreen, packing for the beach has taken on a whole new meaning.

While clear sunscreen at the beach is important, if you pack well, you should have more than just sunscreen in your bag. Beach days include many hours of sun, sand, and socializing, which means you’ll need to be prepared for many scenarios.

From extra protection for your hair to ways of products that make you feel fresh if you hit the beach happy hour, here are seven beauty products you should keep in your beach day arsenal, always.

1. Sunscreen for your face

Sunscreen is an obvious but essential item in your beach bag packing. Instead of grabbing one type of SPF at the door, we recommend bringing two: one for your face, and one for your body. In this way, you can protect your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays without the barriers that covering the skin can have. And since you’ll be reapplying throughout the day (duh,) you should be packing your face mask even if you already include it in your morning skincare routine.


SPF 40 invisible sunscreen

This cult favorite SPF is weightless and leaves no white cast, making it perfect for everyday use. It’s also cruelty-free, vegan, and water-saving – check, check, check.

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Day Sun SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen

Need a little more coverage with your SPF? Look no further than Tower 28’s tinted SPF, which will protect and perfect your skin without feeling heavy or cakey.


Clear Stick Sunscreen SPF 50

If simplicity is your thing when it comes to applying your sunscreen, opt for this lightweight SPF stick. It will leave an invisible finish that can be applied over makeup.

2. Sunscreen for your body

Especially if you plan to be in the water all day, reapplying sunscreen throughout the day is essential. Choose one that is easy to use and penetrates the skin without any problems, so you really wanted apply again.


The oil brightens SPF 50

If you’re looking for an incentive to reapply your sunscreen, this gorgeous SPF 50 oil book is just what you need.

3. Protective hair products

Yes, your hair can also be damaged by the sun. Make sure you don’t neglect your scalp by protecting both your hair and the sides of your hair from the sun (no one wants burning gray hair – trust me). If you dye your hair, protecting your hair from the sun will also prevent your color from changing or fading.


Hair In The Sun

Like a sunscreen for your hair, this protects your trays from harmful UV rays and delivers moisture and styling benefits.


100% Mineral Part Powder

The gray death has met its match with a dull, translucent, undetectable powder. It’s like dry shampoo, but with SPF.

4. Lips with SPF

tThe skin on your lips is thin and delicate, making it more vulnerable to sun damage. Also, since the skin on it is very delicate, burning them can also be painful. Treatment? A lip balm that also has SPF. These formulas hydrate, protect, and make it so you don’t feel like you have a mouth full of sunscreen.

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SPF 30 Lip Balm

This lip balm contains SPF 30, plus aloe and vitamin E to keep your lips hydrated all day long (even after a dip in the ocean).


Lip screen SPF 30

Bright girl? The flawless lip balm has SPF 40, and works both on top of other lip products and on bare lips.

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5. The face is wet

A sunny day and salt water will leave your skin feeling great, and a facial mist that warms up is an easy way to hydrate it without the hassle and grip (or hassle) of you taking liquid. Look for one with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, and give yourself a spritz of it every time you reapply your sunscreen.

6. Leave-in conditioner

Both salt water and chlorine are major causes of hair loss, and can leave your locks looking dull and lifeless. Follow a day in the water with a leave-in conditioner so you can instantly boost your skin with the hydration you crave. Keep a small handbag that can fit in your beach bag and take it on the go.

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7. Deodorant

Days in the sun are usually a little more…sweaty. Prepare for whatever the day brings by packing your deodorant in your bag to—you guessed it—re-apply. If you’re heading straight for lunch or a drink, you’ll be able to freshen up and feel like your best self at the beach.

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Deodorant gel

This aluminum-free deodorant dries quickly and is completely odorless, making it the perfect match for a hot beach day.

The essentials you should always keep in your beach bag