Jun 25, 2014

Beach Necessities

Beach Necessities

Beach weather has arrived! I had so much fun at Ocean City this week. Last summer I was so busy I didn't even go to the beach at all! This summer I refuse to miss the chance to soak up some rays and enjoy the calmness of the ocean. I did nothing while at the beach. Literally, no blogging, texting or working. I just enjoyed myself and laid out in the sun! I got a nice tan too :) So this post is all about the BEACH. What to pack in your beach bag, how to care for your skin while at the beach and how to protect your natural curls in the heat. 

In my beach bag I usually have the essentials--sunscreen, water, shades, chap stick, aloe lotion, a beach towel and a few snacks. The most important thing to remember is water! You must stay hydrated while laying out in the sun. I drink 2 bottles of water before headed to the beach and at least 2 more while laying out in the sun. This will keep you cool while being out in that summer heat. It is also very important to layer on the sun screen. You may want a nice tan but you have to protect your skin from the sun rays. My favorite so far are the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 and the new Nivea sun-kissed radiance lotion. These two have been very good on my skin so far this summer and they do not have that smelly SPF scent to them. After the beach I make sure to cleanse my face using Clinique Acne Solutions 3 step skin care.

When going to the beach I tend to wear hats to protect my natural curls. The heat and humidity does not work well with my curls. Underneath a hat, I protect my curls with two strand twist. To prep my hair I use water, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and Coconut oil or Hot Six oil. After moisturizing my hair using the L.O.C method I take sections and twist my hair up. When twisting my hair I make sure that I take my time and be very gentle. The twist locks in all of the moisture and keeps my hair tamed underneath the hat. 

I will include a more detailed post on how I care for my hair and skin in the summer months soon. But this is just a little taste. Until then, I hope this helps!

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