Travel week is winding down. I’m heading home for Georgia tomorrow. Last night, I was going through the archives, and I thought I’d do something fun today. I know a lot of you are planning on traveling this year, and I’m sure many of you will be spending time by the pool or the beach. Getting ready for a beach vacation is relatively easy, right? Just pack a swimsuit, and you’re good to go. Not so fast. If you’re spending hours on the beach, then you want to be prepared. There’s nothing worse than settling into your beach chair then remembering you forgot to toss sunscreen into your beach bag or a bottle of water. Don’t worry, I have you covered. Today, I’m putting everything from this week together and sharing how I prepare and my must-have items on my beach vacation packing list.
Before I head to the beach, I use self-tanner for a little summer glow. Yep, the safest tan is a fake one. Ha! it’s easy to apply tanner at home, but you need the right supplies for a flawless tan. the good news is it’s safe and suitable for all skin types. Below are some of my favorite products.
Shower and exfoliate. If you want to avoid streaky tan lines exfoliating is the most important step. One of my favorite body scrubs is Elemis Frangipani that I apply with an exfoliating glove that leaves my skin smooth and soft.
After I step out of the shower, I apply moisturizer to ankles, feet, knees, elbows, wrists, and palms. These are the key areas that tend to soak up too much self-tanner. Wait ten minutes or until your body is completely dry. This is an important step as your skin needs to be dry to absorb the self-tanner and avoid streaks.
Apply the self-tanner with a mitt. If you skip using a mitt, then your hands tend to turn orange. Plus, the mitt helps apply the tanner evenly and smoothly. Apply the product directly onto the mitt.
Use long even strokes when applying self-tanner, working one section at a time..
Wait twenty minutes before you put your clothes on. This allows the product to settle and avoids staining your clothes.
Moisturize daily to keep your faux tan for as long as possible. Jergens Daily Moisturizer is my go-to moisturizer all summer long.
On Sunday, we ran 5 travel outfit ideas from Spring. Whether you’re driving or flying to your destination, chances are the temps of your origin city are different than your destination one. Head over to the post for ideas on what to wear on your trip.
Alright, now for my beach vacation packing list. It includes:
For each item, I put together a shoppable widget to help you as you prepare for your vacation.
It’s travel week all week over here on the blog. So far, we’ve shown you
Make sure to catch up on our DAILY LOOK. We post a dedicated photo to our daily outfit every Wednesday-Sunday. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture.