Beach bag essentials: Here’s what to pack

Three young people walk on the beach wrapped in towels and carrying an inner tube, beach bag and other belongings.

Whether it’s freshwater or saltwater, spending time at the beach can be the secret ingredient to a perfect summer day.

Getting outside, soaking up the sunshine, playing in the water—add in a refreshing breeze, and it doesn’t get much better.

To make the most of this summertime fun, you’ll want to keep a beach bag packed and ready. That way, when the forecast says it’s a beach day, you can grab it and go. Here’s what you should include.

Sun protection for skin, hair

Soaking up the sun can feel so good, but overexposure can leave your skin feeling dry and looking damaged. Make sure to pack powerful sunscreen to reapply throughout the day.

Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 30. For your face, you can put on your first application before you even walk out the door by making it part of your morning skin care routine, such as an Artistry Skin™ Nutrition daytime moisturizer with SPF.

It’s currently available in hydrating and balancing formulas, both of which have SPF 30. If you want something with more protection to start your day, try Artistry Ideal Radiance™ UV Protect SPF 50+. Consider it a dose of prevention: It helps protects your skin from the sun while helping to keep discoloration and dark spots caused by harmful UV exposure from appearing.

A woman and two of her friends walk on a sandy beach with a rock formation in the background. It is a beautiful, sunny day and they are smiling and laughing.

Sun protection for eyes, hair

The same prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays that can damage your skin can hurt your eyes and hair, too. Make sure you’ve got a good pair of sunglasses in your beach bag. Pick a type that will block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays, and keep your favorite beach hat right next to the bag to protect your lovely locks, too.

No hat? Try Satinique™ Dual Defend Spray. It shields hair from the sun’s damaging rays, leaving it hydrated, shiny and stronger.

A bottle of Artistry Studio Hydro-Spritzer Refresher + Protector lies against a cloudy blue background.

Bring your own ocean mist

We can’t always rely on the body of water to provide a refreshing mist when you need it most, but we don’t have to. Make sure your bag includes Artistry Studio™ Hydro-Spritzer Refresher + Protector. It provides an instant burst of hydration.

When the heat is on and you’re too far away from the water, hit the spritz for a cool, soothing feeling every time. (Even better—keep it in your cooler for an extra chilly refresher!) Plus, it includes pomegranate extract to help protect your face from environmental pollutions and stressors.

Beach snacks

No beach day is complete without snacks and sustenance. With a little planning, there’s no need to stop for fast food on your way to the water. Small snacks like nuts, dried fruit, trail mix and pretzels can be easily stashed in a beach bag.

Trying to watch what you eat? BodyKey™ snacks are portion controlled and just as easy to toss in, including BodyKey™ Slim Popcorn with sea salt or BodyKey™ Whole Grain Tortilla Chips. BodyKey™ Meal Bars also make it easy to stay fueled without having to pack a lot of food. Like to make your own? Check out this recipe for homemade Chocolate Protein Bars.

A group of people sit around surf boards on the beach drinking XS coconut water.

Stay hydrated

You need to drink even more on days when you’re extra active or sweating in the sun.

Fill several bottles with water to avoid paying premium at the beach concession stand. And pack your own mix-ins, like XS™ CocoWater or XS Sports Twist Tubes, to get your hydration and great flavor, too.

Disposable wipes make cleanup easy

Messes on the beach are extra inconvenient. Keeping a portable pack of wipes, like Amway Home™ L.O.C.™ Multi-Purpose Wipes, makes it easy to keep things tidy. Throw in a bottle of G&H Protect+™ Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Pro-Vitamin B5, too.

Make sure you have a bag to collect all waste in before you leave. It will be simple to drop it in a trash can on your way out.

The beach essentials

Of course, you can’t forget the basics: A blanket to camp out on, a big beach towel, your swimsuit and favorite beach sandals can all be tossed in your beach bag ahead of time, as well as your favorite beach reading material. Pick up a pair of earbuds you keep just for the beach, too, in case you end up near some noisy neighbors.

While they might not fit in your bag, you can store a beach chair, umbrella and cooler in your car during beach season, so they are always at the ready.

Get the products and get going

Whatever beach escape you choose, you’ll get there faster when your beach bag is packed and ready when you are.

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