Article by Grace Kelly, Images of Jillian Cardinal
This article helps with several tips and tricks to better your beach day! First, if you have sand stuck to your feet, baby powder will help clean them. If your baby powder contains cornstarch, sprinkling it on your sandy feet will get it all off. If your hair becomes damaged at the beach, apply leave - in - conditioner to treat it. Already damaged saltwater hair can be restored with coconut oil and restrictions on the amount of heat you expose your hair two. The sun can damage hair, so using a hair dryer on low is the best option.
Salt water also irritates shaved legs. Baby oil will keep your legs sting-free. If you get sunburn, you can make your own green tea skin cooler. Steep a green tea bag in a cup of cold water for a few hours, then apply to your irritated areas of skin. The antioxidants in the tea will soothe and relieve inflamed skin.
Other household materials, such as yogurt, honey, and baby wipes, can reduce stinging. Chilling your sunscreen before applying can cool down your body as well. Placing you phone in a Ziploc bag keeps it waterproof and sand proof. This allows you to be able to see and use the phone without the risk of exposing it to the water or sand.
Cheap, plain sunglasses and beach bags are easily transformed into a fashion statement with ribbon, rhinestones, glitter, or nail polish. Adding simple tassels to your beach bag is a simple, yet cute easy to add a pop of color. Take a group of string, fold it in half, tie a small piece of string around it, and cut to the length you want for a simple tassel. Seashell necklaces are also super cute and fun! Many shells can be found with small holes already in them.
Hopefully some of these tips and tricks can increase your fun in the sun!
By Emma Engle
Going to the beach this weekend? Don't forget to pack the essentials!
1. Sun Glasses
2. Beach Towel
5. Bag (to carry everything in)
6. Drinks and Snacks
8. Book/Magazines (Definitely Inspiring Teens & iTi STYLE!)
9. Flip Flops
10. Bathing suit
Article & Images By Lily Anderson
Choosing the perfect swimsuit is just half the battle when it comes to looking fresh this summer. Finding the cutest accessories to spice up your outfit is the way to make or break the look.
For a pool day with your friends where you just want to stand out without looking too extra, try a cute sarong that brings out the underlying colors in your suit. And you can easily remove it when you’re ready to hop into the pool! A day trip to the beach to snap a few Instagram photos provides the perfect opportunity for patterned beach pants on top of your suit, a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes and a pair of shades to finish the look! When shopping for a bathing suit, look for separates. Choose a classic black bikini or tankini top, and you can’t go wrong. No matter which cover up you wear, it will match. Wear patterned bottoms to give you an artsy feel, but a simpler top is definitely the way to go.
You cannot forget about the perfect beach bag. Look for a big, basic bag that doesn’t take away from the masterpiece you’ve created. When spending time in the sun, don’t forget to pack sunscreen & be sure to bring some SPF Chapstick , so your lips don’t burn. Put some baby powder in your bag too. When you’re done in the sand, put the powder on your sandy feet and legs and the sand comes off like magic. A ziplock bag is perfect to put your cell phone in. It will keep your phone dry and sand free and you can use the keypad through the plastic! Most important tip of all, have fun with your outfit and be bold!
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