|Instagram shot of the beach|
Like everything else enjoyable, tanning is bad for you. While I don't advocate sun beds or sunbathing without sunscreen, I do love to have a bit of a glow after a holiday. P20 has been my sunscreen of choice since, well, before it was my choice. My mother used to lather me in the stuff as a baby in Portugal. It provides factor 20 coverage while still allowing a tan and its very, very water resistant.
The only drawbacks are that it can stain white clothes and it isn't suitable for people who are prone to heat rash. While the stains do wash out I usually avoid wearing good white clothing after I have applied my sunscreen. Im not sure of the ins and outs of heat rash but a few of my friends suffer from it, as P20 is an oily consistency my friends find it aggravates their skin. Many of them prefer to use Boot's Sultan Suncream as they like its milky consistency and selection of coverage.
Despite these two limitations I would highly recommend P20 for safe and even tanning, I really cannot recommend this product highly enough.
My hair is the blonder side of blonde these days, but I have always been really careful to protect it in the sun. I avoid chlorine like the plague and either cover my head or use a spray protecter. At the moment I'm using a head scarf to avoid product build up, despite my weakness for bleach my roots remain quite greasy. You can get a light scarf anywhere but I liked this one on http://www.Zara.com
Since I've hit my twenties, I've been really conscious of my skin and trying to prevent the aging process. As everyone knows, the eye area has particularly delicate tissue, thus it's so prone to wrinkles. Aside from slathering on serums and eye creams, I always wear sunglasses when I'm away or when its sunny at home. Squinting into the glare only exacerbates the problem so its best avoided by protecting your eyes form the sun. I usually buy a pair of aviators but this season, I'm partial to a cat eye.
I hate going to the beach in anything constraining. Even denim shorts seem a little claustrophobic when your trying to pull them on all covered in salt and sand. I usually end up in something loose and holey (not holy). I found this on the Victoria's Secret website and bought it in both colours, its the perfect beach cover up.
What's in your beach bag? What do you wear to the beach? Any good tips? Leave them in the comment box below please! x