Sun Vacation Must Haves
Before you zip up your luggages and jet set to your favourite sunny destination, just remember to pack these top 5 essentials so that you have a non-stop stellar trip! These are without a doubt the sun vacation must haves!
1. Waterproof and sweat proof sunscreen
No matter how much you want to deny it, we’re all sweat-ers. Especially when going to a hot and humid destination. I know its yucky and no one wants to admit their body does it, but wIll break the bad news to you and tell you to do. The number one most important thing to pack is waterproof and sweatproof sunscreen. And lots of it. You’ll be thanking me later after you jump in and out of the ocean 5 times in one hour. My favourite type on the shelves right now is Neutrogena Beach Defense. It’s quite light and soaks into the skin pretty well. It also has a nice light scent to it! Whichever brand you choose, just pack a lot of it.
2. Aloe Vera
I’ll be honest and tell you that this was one thing I thought of packing, and hugely regret not following through. My skin doesn’t usually burn, which is why I didn’t bring it (that and the fact that it would add weight to my limited luggage space). However after just a few short days of beach bumming, Mother Nature sure did show me how strong she was. So bring Aloe!!! Even if you’re one of those ‘people who never burn’.
3. 2+ Beach flip flops
Bring AT LEAST two pairs of water and beach appropriate flip flops. I only brought one thinking that it would be my one style suits all for each beach day. Unfortunately, my favourite pair conveniently broke on day 1 of the trip! So lesson learned. Bring at least two!
4. Machine washable beach bag
No matter how careful you are, sand gets everywhere. It’ll surprise you how it can find its way into the hidden nitty gritty corners of all of your belongings. Make sure you bring a bag that is easy to clean and don’t mind getting wet. Also be aware that many hot sun destinations are quite humid. So avoid leather bags that are sticky and uncomfortable under the sun.
5. Powder Makeup
To avoid shininess and maintain a smooth facial appearance throughout the day, stick to powders. They help to soak up any oil and sweat, and won’t melt off your face like liquid makeup does.
Above all, have fun! Time to treat yourself after a long hard winter, now go and enjoy the sunshine!