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!
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