The beauty must-haves for any beach day

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Brand new bikini? Check. Wide-brimmed hat? Check. Now that your get-up is sorted, it’s time to pack your beach bag with products that’ll help you beat the heat – and look damn good while you’re at it!.

So what needs to take pride of place in your beach bag this summer? Read on to find out…

FRESH & FLIRTY FRAGRANCE

There’s nothing better than catching the waft of a fruity or floral fragrance while lazing in the sun. Now, we’re not suggesting that you lug your fave full-size perfume in your bag – instead, opt for a cute and compact roll-on or gel scent for touch-ups throughout the day.

bh product picks: MOR Little Luxuries Perfume Oil – Lychee Flower, Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Perfume Gel

TOP-TO-TOE SUNSCREEN

Even if you “never get burnt”, there is no excuse not to slather yourself with high broad-spectrum sunscreen before hitting the beach, and every hour or so while you’re there. For convenience, choose a sunscreen that can be used on both the face and body – who doesn’t love a multi-tasker?

bh product picks: Neutrogena Beach Defence Sunscreen Lotion – Broad Spectrum, SUNSENSE Bronze Shield SPF 30+

TINTED LIP BALM

Under a veil of sunscreen, your face can look a little, well, dull, so why not make an impact with a pop of colour on your lips? For a pout that stands out, leave the lipstick and shiny lip gloss at home, and apply a tinted lip balm in a pretty pink hue. As an added bonus, a balm will protect your lips from the wind and keep them super nourished. Win!

bh product picks: Yes To Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tint, Lush It Started with a Kiss Tinted Lip Balm

REFRESHING FACE MIST

Planning on taking a dip or two in the ocean? Give your skin a hit of hydration by spritzing on a refreshing face mist. Not only will a face mist cool your skin and leave a lovely lingering fragrance, but it will also soften it and replenish lost moisture. No one wants a dry, flaky and parched complexion!

bh product picks: Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, L’Occitane Verbana Fresh Summer Mist

PROTECTION FOR YOUR TRESSES

Skin’s not the only thing that falls victim to sun damage – your hair can cop a bit of a beating when exposed to the sun’s harsh rays. Before leaving the house, smooth a serum with UV protection through your hair, and throw a sun protection spray into your bag to spritz on after swimming.

bh product picks: Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, SunSilk Co-creations Frizz & Weather Defence Weather Protection & Shine Serum

What are your beach bag essentials? Will you be packing any of these goodies?

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