Summer is quickly approaching, and a few friends have asked me what I bring for those trips to the beach. For this reason, I have listed my essentials below.
First and foremost, a good sunscreen is imperative for any summer trip. I have really sensitive skin; so, I like to use Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen. This is the only product that doesn’t give me acne afterwards. As for the rest of my skin, I like to use the Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Lotion. While it’s easy to grab the spray, I feel like the lotion provides much better coverage. Don’t forget to reapply, though.
In addition to sunscreen, proper attire is also important to a successful summer trip. I always pack 2-3 swim suit options, a few cover-ups, a baseball cap, and cheap Old Navy flip-flops for the pool/beach. I also like to bring a couple of sundresses, a cardigan, and nicer sandals or wedges for night time. Other clothing items that I have with me include: shorts, flowy tops, a pair of jeans, and sneakers for activities.
Finally, if there’s room in my suitcase, I like to have a few additional accessories on my packing list. For my seaside vacations, I like to take a beach bag and possibly some water toys. While most resorts will offer a towel service, I sometimes pack my own or a small blanket just in case. One of my favorite “extras” to pack, though, is my dry bag. I like to use this water-resistant pouch to contain any wet items for the trek back home. It’s so nice to not worry about my luggage getting damp!
Summer 2019 is almost here, and hopefully you are going somewhere exciting. 🙂