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The Ultimate Beach Beauty Kit!

10 December, 2021 - 12:20pm by - Head Pixie | 9 Comments

by BR Kellie

Sometimes it's hard to know what to take to the beach. I'm a chronic over-packer at the best of times, and when it comes to the seaside I want to be prepared for every occasion, which usually involves me bringing bulging bags that include everything but the kitchen sink... but not this year. This year I've been on a mission to simplify, which is why when I hit the beach this summer season I'm keeping things basic with this beach bag beauty kit. 

Sunscreen 

The first product is a no brainer. If you're heading out into the sun you need to protect yourself. A body sunscreen is an absolute must, but so is a sunscreen for your face. Some people can get away with using a body sunscreen in that area, but if you've sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts a sunscreen formulated for the face can give you the protection you need while not causing your skin to flare up.

If you want to be extra, or don't fancy wearing a hat, a sunscreen for your hair will protect it from fading, dullness and breakage. Bonus... a good hair protectant will also have SPF to keep your scalp from getting burnt.

SPF Lip Balm

Let's be honest, smothering sunscreen on your lips isn't the most pleasant sensation, or taste, in the world, however it is important to protect your lips (says she who once had her lips burn so badly they blistered), which is why a lip balm loaded with SPF is a must. Being that lip balms have a way of disappearing, keep one in your beach bag, in your purse, in your car, so you're never caught short.

After-sun Gel

Before heading home for the day, smother yourself in after-sun gel. This will nourish your skin after being exposed to the elements. Many after sun gels also contain aloe vera, which will help hydrate, as well as soothe your skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and if you've got yourself a touch of burn, it will also help keep things cool while supporting the healing process.

Deodorant

Let's be honest, even if all you're doing is lying down on the beach reading a good book, things can get sweaty at the beach. Add in running around tossing a frisbee, playing beach cricket, or heading into the great blue for a dip, and there's a good chance that by the end of your adventure you're going to be stinky, which is why carrying a deodorant is always a good idea so you can give yourself a swipe of freshness once you're done for the day.

And there you have it! Non a waterproof mascara, tinted moisturiser, or fancy facial spritz in sight! Just the basics for a fab day at the beach!

So, are you beach bunnying it this summer? What do you throw into your beach bag? And what are your best beach beauty products? Sharing is caring so chat below!

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25th January, 2022

The after-sun gel is a great idea - I only ever think to put it on when I notice I'm burnt 6+ hours later!

15th January, 2022

This is so true, these are all much needed products at the beach . I always have a bag of wipes too and sanitizer

23rd December, 2021

Sunscreen is the most important! As well as a big hat, sunglasses, SPF lip balm, and also insect repellent to keep away any pesky biting bugs.

20th December, 2021

I am going to lake Taupo so will be lakecaytion will need plenty of sunscreen a hat insect repellent sun glasses togs towel and drink. Will slather on moisturizer afterwards

15th December, 2021

sunscreen always - i am still going strong with my vault purchase of some skinnies sunscreen which is perfect for my bag its small but a little goes a long way.

13th December, 2021

I will definitely go to the beach and enjoy the sun, I love sunbathing! But l always use lots of good quality sunscreen. It pays to check out the Consumer NZ review, there are again a few sunscreens that have not lived up to their SPF claims in this years test!

13th December, 2021

After sun gel is a great idea. I thought you only use it if you got sun burnt bur useful to use to cool your skin anyway. Awesome.

13th December, 2021

My broad-brimmed hat (always first on my list), my lovely Oasis sunblock, a huge bottle of water, and a sarong - brilliant for an extra layer of cover for exposed skin, or for wearing wet to keep cool.

11th December, 2021

SPF in summer everyday is soo important to keep your skin away from any damages or future damages! For longer healthier skin.

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