The holiday weekend is coming up and we’re so excited to just be outside! If you’re traveling this weekend and not sure how to pack for the beach or pool, take a look below at some of BFF’s top favorite pieces of summer!
1. Sun Block
You must, must, must wear sunblock! We know it’s the first holiday of the summer season and you’re dying to kick it off with the perfect beach bronze glow but keep your health in mind. Here’s the proper way to use sunscreen. First, make sure your sunblock contains UVB and UVA protection. If you plan to be outside for more than 3 hours, make sure you use a higher than 15 spf. Apply it 30 minutes before going out in the sun (let that protective layer sink in!) and then re-apply every two hours.
We love the Banana Boat Sport Performance sunblock. Not only does it smell great, it’s sweat proof and water proof so you can have a blast playing in the sun and water for much longer!
2. Bathing Suit
Ever start packing and convince yourself that you need to bring four bathing suits even though you’ll only be traveling for three days? We’ve been there, too. You never know, maybe you’ll be at the beach during the day but end up going to a “beach-themed” party at night! Can’t help but be prepared. Plus, they’re small enough to bring just one more!
3. Beach Cover Up
One of the best things about hot, summer days is the chance to wear a bathing suit and a cover-up ALL the time. No need to change into jeans and a t-shirt.. just throw on a classic cover-up! You’ll be set for the day, comfortable, and look great.
4. Lip Balm
With SPF, of course! There are some really great lip balms on the market today but one of our favorites is Kiss My Face SPF 30 Sport Lip Balm. It’s preservative free and water resistant with certified organic beeswax, certified organic coconut oil, Vitamin E, shea butter and scented with lime and spearmint essential oils. We LOVE!
5. Water, Water, and More Water!!!
Often times, you’re having so much fun jumping in and out of the ocean or pool to feel refreshed that you forget to replenish the inside of your body, as well. So, bring lots of it! Preferably frozen so they stay cold throughout the long day.
If you have time, pick up a small spritzer bottle at your local drug store. When you get hot and don’t want to go in the ocean or pool, it’s perfect. You’ll thank us!
Now, get packing and enjoy a great weekend in the sun with family and friends!