our pool bag

It’s finally summer! Days by the pool, family vacations and sun kissed skin are here to stay (for the next few months, anyway)! While soaking up that vitamin D and spending your free time in the sun is what summer is about,it is also the most important time to protect your skin. Your skin your body’s largest organ and we need to do everything that we can to keep it hydrated, clear and happy. We filled our pool bag for the first swim of the summer and we wanted you to take a peek at our pool-side essentials.

Tote bag:  This cute and roomy tote bag is perfect to be your afternoon carry-all! A waterproof/sandproof bag is always a good idea, but we love leather bags the most!

Sunglasses: Protect those beautiful eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays with a pair of cute sunnies! You can’t go wrong with a pair of aviators, but if you are feeling bold you could rock a pair of cat-eye glasses.

Hair ties: We don’t leave the house without 2-3 hair ties in our bag. Don’t be stranded at the pool without a hair tie or two to get your gorgeous locks up off of your neck. Leaving your hair around your neck can cause your body to keep that heat and can cause overheating. Tie your hair up with a cute hair tie or pull it back in a quick braid and your body will thank you.

Floppy hat: Floppy hats are THE accessory for this summer that we have in our bag. Hoping to sneak in a nap in the sun? Want to run to dinner after a day on the beach but don’t have time to fix your hair? Want to shade your cheeks from the sunshine? A floppy hat is the answer!

Cute water bottle: As your body releases sweat to try to stay cool, you need to be constantly replenishing that water in your system. Staying hydrated is essential for a day in the sun, so we’ve snagged a cute water bottle to get the job done! You can even throw in some frozen fruit to add a light flavor to your water and to keep it colder, longer.

Towel: Find a roomy beach towel, so you can picnic, take a nap or simply dry off in style.

Lip balm: Our favorite everyday lip balm is Eminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm. We can hardly keep them on our spa shelves!  This all natural balm is SPF15 to protect against UV exposure, while the rosehip oil soothes dryness and the lavender hydrates your lips and restores softness. It’s light and fresh and smells amazing! (Pro tip: We always keep several of these lifesavers on hand- one in our purse, one on our nightstand and one in the kitchen.)

Sunscreen: Sunscreen is a must, but our go-to is the SPF32 Eminence Tropical Vanilla Body Sunscreen. Our favorite part? The light, vanilla scent, doesn’t even smell like you’re wearing sunscreen! While you should lather your skin with SPF everyday, it’s a necessity for days spent in the sun. Stop by our spa to grab yours today.

What are your pool-bag must haves? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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