Summer is coming, and we couldn’t be more excited about warmer temperatures, longer days, and – most of all – fun in the sun. To help get you ready for beach season, we’ve compiled a short list of summer secrets to enhance your experience. (Also, don’t forget to step up your summer swim style with our latest swimwear collections.)
USE A SANDWICH BAG TO KEEP YOUR PHONE OUT OF THE ELEMENTS.
Have you ever dropped your phone in the water, gotten sand in the speakers, or spilled sunscreen all over it? These are annoying occurrences at the beach or pool, but you can’t just leave your phone at home. Try sealing it in a clear sandwich bag to keep it safe. The best part: the touch screen will still work!
KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SAFE IN A NON-DESCRIPT CONTAINER.
No matter where you go, there will always be people out to get you (and your stuff). Yeah, some public beaches have lockers to secure your personal items. Or, you could make grandma stay back as a watchdog. The better solution: put your things into an old lotion bottle (non-transparent), unused diaper, or anything that doesn’t scream, “I’m expensive!” If someone steals your diaper, shame on him!
SPRINKLE BABY POWDER ON YOUR FEET FOR EASY SAND REMOVAL.
There’s nothing more annoying than coming back to the car after a long day at the beach and getting sand all over the interior. What’s worse is walking sand into the house or getting it stuck in your upholstery. While some locations have showers and feet washing stations, it’s a hassle and sometimes still impossible to effectively remove every grain. Next time, try rubbing baby powder on your feet and watch the sand fall right off. It’s magic!
TRANSFORM YOUR BEACH SPACE INTO A SAND-FREE ENVIRONMENT WITH A FITTED SHEET.
On your next beach trip, bring along a light fitted sheet to use as a sand barrier. Simply place bags or coolers at each of the corners and pull the sheet upward to create walls that will keep sand and stones out of your space. Hint: stay away from heavy flannel or dark-colored sheets to keep things cool.
GIVE YOURSELF A NEW SUMMER ‘DO WITH SOME CITRUS.
Nothing says you’re ready for summer quite like some healthy highlights. Many people’s hair naturally lightens with exposure to the sun. Others elect to take frequent trips to the salon to achieve the look. Did you know that you can accelerate your natural ‘lights with lemon juice and a few hours of sunshine? It’s subtle, natural, and healthy for your hair!