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How to Get the Perfect Summer Beach Look

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Summer will be here before you know it. Before you spend endless days at the beach soaking up the sun and surf, you need to be ready with all of the right products, outfits, and accessories. Here are five ways to get the perfect beach look.

Perfect Your Skincare Products

As wonderful as the sun and the ocean breezes feel on your face, they can do a number on your skin. Before you head to the coast, you need to prep your skin for what may lie ahead out in the elements.

 

Start your skincare prep routine the night before your trip to the beach. The sun and the heat can strip away crucial hydration in the skin, making it important that you provide extra layers of moisture to your skin in advance of your outing. Be careful to limit your exposure to retinol or alpha hydroxy acids before going to the beach as these products will only dry out your skin even further. You also need to replenish the moisture that your skin lost as soon as you get out of the sun.

Get Those Beachy Waves

Who does not covet those lovely beachy hair waves? There are numerous products that can help you to leverage the salt and the sand to get the perfect sun-kissed hair. Before you leave to go to the beach, use a quality hair conditioner to serve as a protective agent on your locks.

 

Once at the beach, you can use a volumizing spray to help to create those perfect waves. Do not forget to get your hair wet first so that the saltwater can work its magic. As a cheat, you can braid your wet hair and then let it loose to reveal the work of the saltwater and ocean air.

Gather Your Best Beach Outfits

The star of your beach look should be your outfit. The appropriate attire is casual and comfortable. The base of the outfit will clearly be your swimwear. From there, you can choose the appropriate clothing to complement this piece.

 

If you are spending the day at the beach, you will likely want something to change into when you head for meals or a night out on the boardwalk. The many options of Cable and Gauge deliver affordable and stylish pieces that work for any day out on the sand. Be sure to bring layers in case the temperature dips at night or when you are in the shade.

Do Not Forget the Swim Coverup

No beach look is complete without a swimsuit coverup. Look for breathable fabrics when choosing your coverup. If you are going to be traveling to the beach, it is a good idea to choose a fabric that does not wrinkle easily.

 

Choose a coverup that complements the style and color of your swimwear. You do not want the two pieces to clash. The coverup should flatter your figure without being restrictive. If you are going on a beach vacation, you should pack as many coverups as you pack swimsuits. Keep in mind that the coverup will also likely get wet, making it important that you can rotate other pieces into your wardrobe choices.

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

Even the most casual outing to the beach deserves the right accessories to complete your look. Start with making sure that you have the proper footwear. You want your footwear to be comfortable and to be able to hold up to walking across the sand. If your toes will be showing, be sure to make sure your toes are ready to go with a pedicure.

 

A sun hat is an invaluable accessory if you will be out in the sun. Not only does a hat look cute, but it will also help to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Other good accessories to pack for your day at the beach include sunglasses, an oversized beach towel, and a large bag for all of your essentials.

 

By following these five tips, you will knock it out of the park at the beach. Be sure to think about your complete look, ranging from your hair all the way down to your perfect beach pedicure.

About The Author

Sheryl Wright is a freelance writer who specializes in digital marketing, inclusive business, and interior design. If she is not at home reading, she is at a farmers market or climbing in the Rockies. She currently lives in Nashville, TN, with her cat, Saturn.

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