Summer is on its way, and with it, it is bringing long days spent in the sun, fruity cocktails, and vacations by the beach. Memories are waiting to be made, and as the weather gets warmer, WomanlyLive is gearing up to assist you on your beach vacation.
Going to the beach can seem like the most relaxing thing in the world, but between your belongings being washed away and getting in your sunscreen and all the sunburn, being at the beach can be unpleasant sometimes.
That’s why we’ve created this list of beach hacks to make sure you get the most out of your beach holiday.
Taking bedding to the beach seems like an extremely odd thing to do, but it might be the thing that saves you from taking the beach home in your beach towel.
Take a fitted sheet with you to the beach and put something heavy in each of the four corners of it. Doing this will ensure that your sheet stays on the ground even if there is wind and that there will be minimal sand on the area that you’re sitting on. Sand also comes off of the sheet much easier than it does a towel.
Taking snacks to the beach is always a good idea, but this is not what we mean with this hack. In this hack, there is nothing to do with food involved; there is only the protection of phones at play.
Placing your cell phone into a plastic bag or wrapping it in cling film will prevent any sand or water from getting inside your phone, but you will still be able to use your device because the plastic still allows you to use the touch screen.
Many people love going on a beach vacation and even being on the beach but hate it when the sand sticks to them. While you can rinse off once you’re done on the beach, this hack allows you to stay sand-free the entire time.
Use baby powder or talcum powder to help keep the sand off of you. If you coat yourself in a layer of either of these powders, the sand will not stick to you as much, and you won’t have to waste water rinsing off.
Being at the beach can often mean that your ears get blocked, and while chewing gum is a great way to get rid of this, it doesn’t always work because of the severe change in pressure at the seaside.
However, if you take a couple of balloons with you to the beach, you will be able to get rid of blocked ears in no time. All you need to do is blow into a deflated balloon, which will create enough pressure in your head to unblock your ears.
While we know the importance of SPF and reapplying after each swim or every couple of hours, it is easy to forget to do this when you have fun on the beach or have lost track of time while having a dip in the ocean.
If you do get a sunburn after you have been at the beach, make sure that you have some aloe vera nearby that you could use to soothe your sunburn. You can apply frozen aloe vera gel to your sunburn for almost instant relief.