Who doesn’t love to spend some time off on the beach? Gentle ocean breeze, fine golden sands and glorious sunshine are enough to wash the stress away. Be it from lounging to swimming and water sports, the smart traveller will make sure he has packed away all the necessary essentials.
Apart from bikinis and flip-flops, here are some of the extra yet practical beach essentials you’ll want to pack for a perfect day of fun in the sun.
Nothing beats getting a bit of tan lazing on the beach for a few hours almost daily. Without adequate intake of fluids, being outdoors with minimal shade could lead to dehydration. Symptoms include dry mouth, dizziness, headaches and sleepiness while severe cases include seizures. Instead of packing isotonic fluids in your luggage, simply carry 100PLUS Active Powder that keeps you hydrated and energised especially for sports or outdoor activities. This non-carbonated isotonic drink also contains vitamins B3, B6 and B12.
Cool Rhino Cooling Water / Cool Rhino O2 Cooling Water
Other than prolonged exposure to sunlight, over-eating fried or spicy foods (cue the street food adventures) as well as excessive alcohol consumption can make you feel ‘heaty’ with symptoms like restlessness, excessive sweating, sore throats and feeling feverish, among others. Cool Rhino increases the flow of body fluids into the body tissues, expelling body heat more efficiently to relieve the ‘heaty’ symptoms. Four bottles a day keep the doctor away.
There’s a saying that goes, “prevention is better than cure”, so taking the supplement Cebion Effervescent Vitamin C is your best answer to ward off common colds and flu, especially when you travel to countries with drastic change in temperatures. As an essential part of the skin’s defense system in addition to having the ability to boost the immune system, vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells to protect the body against infections and harmful molecules.
For an added benefit from vitamin C, Hakubi White C Plus is also formulated with L-Cysteine (amino acid) and vitamin B6 to enhance skin whitening and active skin re-generation so you’ll look flawless throughout your trip.
Notice how you get sleepy when lazing on the beach or when you get on a speedboat for that island-hopping fun? It is most-likely because your eyes are dry from using your contact lenses for an extended period of time. The most common environmental cause of dry eye is wind exposure. When engaged in fast-paced activities, velocity of air flow (infused with the evaporated salt water) against your open eyes amplifies the process. You can either blink frequently or wear sunglasses to compensate for this wind drying your eyes. Alternatively, Bausch + Lomb Lubricating Eye Drop provides temporary relief for irritated, dry eyes so you are able to soak in the adventure.
After spending a considerable amount of the time on the beach, your body tends to get sticky from sweat, lotions and other factors. Depending on your accommodation, the bath sets usually comprise of generic products that hardly get the job done. Bringing your own bath set goes a long way in ensuring comfort no matter where you go. Naturals by Watsons Argan Gift Set includes shampoo, conditioner and shower gel contain the finest natural essentials from Morocco with ‘extra revitalising’ effects, keeping you fresh round the clock.
As much as we love to embrace a little dose of ‘vitamin sea’, effects of long exposure to sunlight range from the painful sunburn to the deadly skin cancer. So it goes without saying that protecting yourself with a layer of sunscreen is a must. Watsons Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF50+ PA+++ is infused with Particles Pollustop that acts as a second skin shield to protect the skin from outdoor pollutants while SolarTech & HEVs (TM) technology protects the skin from UVA, UVB, High-Energy Visible Light and Heat Protection for maximum length shield. With this much protection, you can stay outdoors for as long as you like!
While the beach may bless your hair with sun-kissed highlights with that wavy looks thanks to the breeze, stay any longer and salty ocean will leave strands dry while the beating sun slowly takes a toll on colour. Hair System by Watsons Ultimate Hair Oil boasts the power of eight natural plant oils complex to prevent and fix dry or damaged hair. After washing and drying, apply one or two pumps onto hair shaft and ends. Use more oil where your hair is driest and most damaged (typically the ends). Then, you’re good to go! No rinsing required.
Spend enough time outdoors and when your face starts to feel oily or sticky, Watsons 3-in-1 Micellar Water Facial Cleansing Wipes is your next best friend. Other than providing a quick cleanup, the facial wipe is suitable for all skin types, travel friendly and best of all, its ability to remove waterproof makeup. The floral fragrance will definitely keep you refreshed.
It’s common courtesy to watch your language and manners wherever you go. As much as no one likes a foul mouth, bad breath can cause people to keep their distance from you. As mentioned earlier, most accommodation, especially budget options, only provide generic products as their complimentary bath set and that includes oral care (if you even get any). The toothpaste are usually so small, it can only be used once or twice and more often than not, you can still taste that coffee you had for breakfast! Again, the best way is to pack from home and Watsons x Pocotee & Friends Oral Travel Kit is the perfect remedy for your trip. Comes with toothbrush and 40 gram toothpaste, it’s compact enough to not fill your luggage and definitely enough to last a few days.