Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I’m ready for You, Beach!

Ever thought about what you will need when you go beachcombing aside from the obvious swimwear?


Here’s a common scenario: You and your friends planned a summer getaway and you’re all psyched to go. However, too much excitement is not an excuse to forget the essentials you need to bring with you as you step on the sand and swim in the deep blue pristine sea. Here’s a lowdown of what you need to tick off from your must-have beach essentials list:



1. Shades. Aside from avoiding chinky eyes while under the sun’s angry glare, a pair of sunnies protects your eyes from harmful UV rays that can induce cataracts. Ogling sexy girls or hunks is easier, and a tad more unnoticeable, when you have your shades on. 

2. Sunscreen. You surely want to have a great tan, but you want to avoid dark and red skin as prolonged and unprotected exposure to the sun would keep you waiting a long time to recover your normal skin tone. Besides, sun-burnt skin is super painful. More importantly, you surely don’t want to be prone to skin cancer. Avoid further trouble by applying tons of sunscreen lotion with at least SPF 30 before hitting the water or sunbathing.

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3. A good book. Bring a good book that you can read while sipping your cool buko or pineapple juice under a wide-brimmed umbrella. Who say’s you have to stare blankly at the ocean all day to relax?

4. Anti-bug sprays. The beach is truly enthralling, but the place also exposes you to different kinds of insects, especially mosquitoes. Don’t let mosquitoes take advantage of the fact that you’re wearing less clothing by using an anti-bug spray or applying lotion that keeps bugs away.

5. Hair care. You might have noticed that your hair, especially girls, tends to get dry after swimming. Do take good care of your locks by conditioning and applying extra protection from the heat and salt water.

6. Playlist. Your playlist is vital. Well, this is true for those who like music. Anyway, a good playlist can give you good vibes. Make your summer playlist and don’t forget to bring a mini-speaker that you and your friends could use. This is a great way to make hanging out extra special if you’re lolling around the hotel’s veranda, cottage, or simply sitting on the sand. Try to keep the volume to a minimum, especially when there are other people around, though.

I hope this list inspires you to head on over to your favorite beach or plan a trip this sunny season. Get started with your very own summer getaway countdown!

Written by: Jam Daquio
Edited by: Katrina Pulvera
Photos: Jam Daquio

24 comments:

  1. so concur with having a great book for that beach getaway! :)

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  2. Music is the power to survive when I feel down so a playlist is definitely a must for me at the beach! I am a book addict so I would love to bring a great set of books with me too!

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  3. well,whenever I plan to visit beach don't bother about all these,just enjoy the trip :D

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  4. It's also good to add a waterproof camera in this list for you to take pictures even underwater. :) Waterproof sunblocks are recommended as well.

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    1. oh yeah! but that's quite an expense huh? hihihi. #kuripot

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  5. I can definitely feel the summer with your list! I'm off to Palawan this summer and I'm so excited!


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  6. wishing you great fun, i still have my waterproof sunblocks for our summer escapade too, all i need to buy is a waterproof camera :)

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  7. One more thing, it's good when you have your loved one accompany with you for security purpose. Also, bring some SOS items; flashlight, etc.

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    1. what is SOS? hehe. loved one - friends and family. hehe

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  8. Great list here! Sunscreen is on the top of my list :) Happy summer 2014 yey!

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  9. I agree, sunscreen is super important for time by the beach! It's my no. 1 must have.

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  10. I hope the abs is also ready for the beach. Just kidding. But it's quite exciting that the summer months are coming.

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    1. yeah. haha. that's what i've been ranting about from my FB.

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  11. That's some great list you got there! Must write it down so i won't forget any essentials next time i hit the beach :D!

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  12. I always bring a good book but when I'm there, I fall asleep with so much relaxation hahaha

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  13. Yay for summer! Wow, complete list :) Have fun at the beach and hope to see the beach soon :) I also love the human heart nature citronella bug spray. Been using it for years to protect my son who's allergic to mosquito bites.

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  14. Maybe bring a waterproof pouch for your valuables? I usually bring one when I go to beach trips so I don't get my phones wet.

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    1. yeah.. I've realized to put that on the list when I'd already published it. hehe. these days people are much more attached to gadgets. five years ago, waterproof pouch is not really for sale. just grab a bag that seems waterproof. but now... you can get customized waterproof pouch... online or retail.

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  15. Like you,we are also excited to hit the beach. Thanks for sharing the essentials!

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  16. Instead of anti-bug sprays, I bring insect repellent lotion in our beach trips.

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