10 Beauty Items Every Mom Should Carry in Her Summer Bag

Protect your hair with a hat in the summer sun.With summer knocking hard on our doors, the desire to lay around on a sandy beach rises along with the mercury. Whether you are visiting your local beach or heading for a summer getaway, you'll need a well-equipped beach bag to make the most of your day out. The following summer must-haves allow you to strut in style and have you looking your best all day.

#1: Sunscreen
When it comes to summer essentials, sunscreen remains a staple. Although available in both lotion and spray forms, the former is a personal favorite. Lotions are easier to apply and more effective when it comes to those hard-to-reach edges, especially around the eyes. Choose a gentle, lightweight, oil free sunscreen, preferably with SPF 30, to help you cruise through the day. Water resistant sunscreens are recommended if you plan on hitting the water. As sunscreens dilute and wear-off easily, experts advise touch-ups every couple of hours.

#2: Tanning oil
For the perfect sun-kissed body, you many choose to use a protective tanning dry oil. These oils, infused with SPF 30 and antioxidants, nourish your body while you tan and shield it from the sun - the best of both worlds!

#3: Moisturizer
A perfect tan is hard to achieve; prolong the beauty by applying an after-sun moisturizer. Choose a non-greasy formula that seals the color and lets you flaunt it for additional days.

#4: Blotting paper
Keep your skin glowing and oil-free in the hot and humid summer days by packing a pouch of oil-control blotting paper. Choose powder-coated sheets to remove excess shine for a look that feels fresh and beautiful.

#5: Cooling gel
Even with the best sunscreens, the extra hours in the sun may leave you stinging. Having a cooling gel with aloe on hand cools the skin and relieves you from pain and discomfort.

#6: Lip tint
While your eyes are hidden behind those oversize sunglasses, summer is the time to flaunt your perfect kissable lips. Pack a Vitamin-E enriched lip tint with SPF to moisturize, soften and soothe your lips. Choose sheer pigments to add the right amount of color and drama.

#7: Water spray
Whether you're tanning or not, a day out in the sun may make you feel dried out. Reduce the alligator-skin feel by packing a cool mist that re-hydrates your skin and helps you feel rejuvenated and fresh.

#8: Nail polish
A nail polish is your best buddy when it comes to enjoying solitary moments in the lounge chair. Summer is all things bright and beautiful, so, make a statement by painting your nails with bold colors. This year, wow your company by opting for fluorescent neon or vibrant orange.

#9: Cover-up
A chic cover up takes you from surf to turf in style. An easy-breezy maxi dress, a loose caftan or a trendy tunic is easy to pack and versatile to style. For a perfect nonchalant attire after sundown, pair your cover-up with shorts or skinny jeans and complete the look with leather sandals or embellished flip flops.

#10: Hat
A weekender summer bag isn't complete without a hat. Whether you prefer a straw or a solid-cotton hat, choosing one with a wide brim protects you from the harmful sun. Accessorize your summer look with an oversize floppy hat and stay chic and safe.

Sail smoothly from beach to bonfire with these summer bag beauty must-haves. Simply load your e-reader with your favorite titles and your music player with some beach-inspired tunes and you're all set to rock your day staying beautiful, stylish and comfortable.

Content by Reena Das .
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