4 ways to stay comfy at the beach this summer
Posted 24th May 2016 by SockShop
We all love a beach holiday – cocktails on the sunbed, dipping your toes in the cool sea, building sand castles. But despite all the joy it offers, there are a number of annoyances that can put a downer on the whole experience, from scratchy sand to damp clothes.
Here are our tips on how to stay comfy while chilling out on the beach…
|3. Drying wet clothes
Trying to balance enjoying a dip in the sea with not having that wet bum feeling when you’re having your lunch is a bit of a nuisance. There are a few ways to speed up the drying process though.
Firstly, if there are showers at the beach, use them on a hot setting. Then, wrap a towel around yourself, covering the bikini, swim shorts or costume. Make sure it’s pretty tight and squat down, holding the position for a minute or so. This will help squeeze some of the water out. Next, rub yourself down inside the swimwear.
If you can take it off, do so and roll it flat in a towel, squeezing the towel hard.
4. Putting on lotion
We may not like it, but sun screen is vital, especially for those wanting to spend any extended period in the sun. And it shouldn’t be a one-off application – you should reapply every hour and again after you’ve been in the water.
But it can be a messy business. To help keep things a bit tidier, go for spray-on lotion – it provides a more even spread and helps you reach places you couldn’t previously. It’s also worth applying the first round before you set foot on the beach to stop yourself from getting sand in the lotion.
Finally, keep a packet of baby wipes handy to clean off your hands after you’ve applied lotion.