The best beach bag essentials for summer will soothe sun-soaked skin and protect you from the elements!

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Summer is heating up and we bet you’d agree that the very best place to cool off is at the beach! After a busy week at work, the last thing you should be doing is stressing about what beach essentials to bring along in your bag, so we took all the fuss out of the prep!

Check out the Best Beach Bag Essentials, and make sure you bring along these goodies on your next ocean outing so you look and feel your freshest:

Beach Spray

As far as summer hair care goes, this product is a jack of all trades. It nourishes sun-parched hair, while also giving you sultry beach waves whether you take a dip or not. But the most important part of this beach bag essential is that it provides UV protection in order to combat the damaging effects of the sun and salt water.

Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves available for $20 at ulta.com

Deodorant

Whether you join in on a friendly game of beach volleyball or flag football, you’re bound to work up a sweat! After learning about the toxic chemicals found in many deodorants, we aren’t taking any chances. This all natural mini deodorant is lightweight and takes up minimal space, plus it’s packed with healthy ingredients like goji berry, Japanese honeysuckle and aloe vera!

The Healthy Mini Deodorant Pure Vanilla available for $8 at lavanila.com

Korres Cooling Gel

While the salt water and sand combination can boast many benefits (like natural exfoliation and clearer skin) it can parch your pores pretty quickly! Slather up with SPF while you’re at the beach, and after you head home treat yourself to this after-sun cooling gel made with real Greek yogurt. It’s inspired by the Greek tradition of alleviating dry or sun-harassed skin with yogurt and this ultra-calming cream promises long-lasting relief.

Korres Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel After Sun available for $26 at sephora.com

Grape Water

If you’re at the beach to simply soak up some sun, (wearing SPF, of course!) than you’re going to want to have something on hand to cool you down. This grape water is organic, which means you don’t have to worry about spritzing it on your face. Not to mention the cool mist tones and moisturizes the skin for an instant boost of hydration.

Organic Grape Water available for $18 at us.caudalie.com

Foot Wipes

No matter how hard you try to shake off all the sand from the beach, it’s almost impossible to get all those tiny little grains off of your feet! That’s where these Clean + Cool Foot Wipes come in! First off, they’re conveniently packaged in individual resealable pouches. But even better – these foot wipes are formulated with tea tree oil and wild mint to refresh and revive sun-soaked toes!

Tea Tree Oil Clean + Cool Foot Wipes available for $5.99 at earththerapeutics.net

Beach Towel

Now that you’ve saved so much space in your beach bag with these conveniently miniature products, you have plenty of room to stuff an extra-fluffy beach blanket-sized towel that fits you AND your friends. Peloton’s towels are super plush and they come in a variety of colors so you can even match one to your bikini if you’re feeling fashion forward!

Peloton Beach Towel available for $38 at Peloton Studio Locations

 

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

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