The beach has something for everyone. Relax, splash around, get some sun, and have fun! But, every parent who has brought their family on a beach vacation knows what it’s like to clean mountains of sand out of the car or fight their kids to put on sunscreen. If you’re preparing for a beach day and want some helpful tips you’ve come to the right place. We want to share some hacks with you that will eliminate any beach trip stress and allow you to enjoy yourself!
Apply Sunscreen with Makeup Brushes
It’s no secret that kids hate sunscreen. It’s such a pain to fight them to apply it and then reapply so they can spend hours in the sun! Make the sunscreen process a little more fun by applying it with a brush.
Use a makeup brush to put sunscreen on your kids’ faces. It goes on quickly and your kids won’t complain about “cold hands”. No more slimy sunscreen hands!
Hide Valuables in an Empty Sunscreen Bottle
It’s hard to find a good place to keep your valuables on the beach. If you’re leaving your items to go play games, swim, or take a walk, we have a super secret hiding place to keep your valuables safe.
Use an empty sunscreen bottle as a hidden safe! No pick pockets will think to steal your sunscreen and your keys, money, and other valuables will be safe while you’re enjoying your time on the beach.
Use a Fitted Sheet to Keep Sand Out
This hack is for those of us who hate to come home to our bags, clothes, and coolers filled with sand. Laying on a sandy towel can be super uncomfortable when you’re trying to tan!
Bring a fitted sheet with you on your next beach day. Lay it on the sand and prop up the corners with some of your items: coolers, beach bags, toys. Now you have a “no-sand zone” to enjoy. Now, you are at the beach, so expect to bring some sand home with you.
Freeze Aloe Vera for Sunburns
We all try to do our best with sunscreen, but sometimes the sun gets the best of us. If you do happen to get burned, use this amazing hack to soothe your skin.
Freeze some aloe vera in ice trays. This will give you little frozen aloe vera cubes that will help relieve the burn and reduce the redness of your skin. We hope you won’t actually have to use this hack because you’ll wear your sunscreen!
Use Green Tea to Cool Off
If you’re spending hours at the beach, you have to stay cool! One unlikely way to keep yourself from overheating is to use green tea. It’s good for more than just drinking!
Steep a few bags of green tea in cold water and then pour it into a spray bottle. Take this with you to the beach and spray yourself or your kids when it starts to get hot. The antioxidants in the tea help you stay cool!