It’s summer time and the beach is the place to be! Invitations from friends to a beach party means knowing how to prepare to look good and well put together. So what are some things to consider when preparing to attend a beach party?
Skin care, make up and hair
A beach party means sun and sand, and it is important to make sure you have excellent UV protection in order to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. If you wear makeup, it is best to use a makeup with a built in UV protection and apply as needed during the day. Make sure your hair is protected from drying out and you have a good conditioner to use after swimming and being in the sun. A cap or hat is a great idea to protect your face and neck from the sun to avoid burning and causing sun damage to your skin.
Hair removal for a smooth look
Preparation is always better when it comes to looking good, so prior to the beach party, possibly the day before if possible, you can schedule a wax to remove unsightly leg hair and bikini area hair. Another option if you don’t have enough time to schedule a salon date, is to use a razor at home to remove underarm and leg hair without leaving an unsightly rash or bumps on the skin. Make sure the skin is exfoliated and smooth and use a good quality moisturiser on the skin to ensure it looks at its best.
For the bikini area, a razor removal is not the best choice as this delicate area is prone to bumps and irritation, which is not a good look. A better idea is to choose a best bikini trimmer for sensitive skin to remove the excess under the bikini line, and a decent quality bikini den epilator to remove the hair on the outer edge of the bikini line, for a smoother and less uncomfortable effect.
Follow up all hair removal with after-care. Cool the skin down with a cooling moisturiser as well as using a cloth dipped in cool water to remove the immediate inflammation after the hair removal treatments.
Pack your bag for minimal cares
It is always a good idea to pack a beach bag with all your necessities for the day. Your bikini or swimsuit if you are planning on wearing one, check that it is clean and in good order, no holes or serious fading or stretched elastic which is often an issue with bathing suits. Check that your suit still fits well as bodies do change from one year to the next and if you haven’t worn your swimsuit yet this year, the fit might not be as good as it was last year. Pack two towels, one for swimming with and one to dry yourself on after rinsing the chemicals off your body after swimming.
Make sure that you have your sunglasses, hat and perhaps a swimsuit cover in your bag. Pack one or two sets of clothing to change into as you will probably not be in your swim suit the whole day and sometimes evenings can be a bit cooler. Bring your basic make up to touch up if you are planning to wear makeup during the party.
Pack your brush or comb and if your hair is long you might want to put your hair up if the day is quite warm, so pack your scrunchies, elastic bands, alice bands or banana clips, whichever you prefer. Pack in moist toilettes for quick clean ups, washing your hands or just freshening up. Make sure you don’t forget your sunscreen, this is probably one of the most important items in your bag.
Important things to remember
Remember to check the condition of your nails on both hands and feet and if you have the time, have a manicure and pedicure the day before so your hands and feet look great. Rub moisturiser into your hands and use an exfoliater to remove all the dead, dry skin on your ankles and under your feet. If you suffer from dry and cracked heels, it is better to treat your feet on a daily basis during the year if possible, so that when your feet are exposed in summer time, they look healthy and crack free. Stay hydrated! Moisturiser for your skin is great for exterior hydration, but to stay glowing and looking great, you need to hydrate from inside as well. Low calorie, unsweetened fruit juices are a good way to boost your system as well as assist with hydration, but nothing beats water to keep you feeling and looking good. If you have a water purifier at home, use that to purify your water and decant into reusable bottles for the day.
You can freeze the bottles if they are plastic so that you have delicious cold water for most of your time on the beach. You can also make ice blocks from the purified water and pop these into a bottle before you leave for your party, so that as they melt you will have cold water. Remember that these will give off condensation, so you should have them in a separate waterproof bag so your other items do not get wet. If you don’t have a water purifier, then keep a few bottles of bottled spring water in your bag to sip on during the day.
Once you are all set and looking great, check out the weather for the day as well as the evening if it is an all-day beach party so you can make sure you have appropriate clothing packed for the day as well as a wrap if needed. If you are in a tropical area and there is a chance of showers, perhaps look at taking your umbrella so you don’t get caught out in the rain and end up all wet and bedraggled. Make sure you know where you are going, Google the place in advance if needed so you can add in anything else you might need for the setting as well as not getting lost on your way. Accessories your outfit with some trendy jewelry if you feel like it, and you are set to enjoy your beach party. Drive safe and have fun!