I love to go to the beach, but when I come back I always take a shower, because I don't like the feeling of sand all over me and in my hair, and I know that the sea water can do a lot of damage to my hair and body.
O1 ;; FiRST THiNGS TO DO WHEN YOU COME BACK
Put your hair right after you are done swimming in a ponytail before your hair becomes to messy. Then check your bag : do you still have all the stuff you took with you ? Phones, money and bracelets are things you lose easily in the sand or under your towel.
O2 ;; A LiST OF EVERYTHiNG YOU NEED
During your vacation you will probably go a lot to the beach, so you don' t need to do all this every time you go (a quick shower and wash your hair is okay). But try to do the routine I' m going to give you " at least" twice a week. So here's a list of everything you may need :
x handsoap & hand cream
x a bath towel
x shampoo & conditioner
x shower gel
x 3 minute face mask
x body mask
x cream for your face
x body spray/splash (I advice a body splash instead of perfume, it smells good -but not too much, like perfume-, it's nice and fresh and it makes your skin soft)
x face wash & exfoliator
x nail hardener
x hairbrush & comb
x lip balm
x some comfy clothes for the evening, or if you' re going to dinner a nice dress for the summer with a cardigan and sandals.
x nail polish
x eyeliner (pencil)
O3 ;; FOR A CLEAN AND FRESH FEELiNG
Just do it step by step, and it will be okay :). First you may need to print this out, but after it will become your own routine. Let's get started !
#1. Get all the stuff you need and put them in the bathroom. Also it's a great idea to warn your family and tell them that you'll be in there for a while ;).
#2. Wash your hands (sand can be really rough for your hands, and the sea water makes them dry) and apply the body mask (which you will rinse off as soon as you get into the shower). Get in the shower and start with washing your hair. If I were you I would wash it twice, and make sure there's no more sand. Then use a 1 minute conditioner.
#3. After that you can start cleaning your body. I always use the exfoliator first, and then the shower gel.
#4. Now you' re done with the shower, and you can dry your body. But, DON'T even think about touching your face !! You should start cleaning it right when you come out of the shower and your pores are still open !! First the face wash, then the exfoliator and the face mask.
#5. While you' re waiting for the time to pass ' till you can wash off the face mask, you can apply the body lotion and the nail hardener.
#6. Wash off the face mask, and apply some cream on your face. Brush, comb, and dry your hair. Then create the hairstyle you like, depending on what you' re gonna do afterwards : a simply ponytail will do if you' re just staying at the apartment. If you plan on going out you should create beautiful curls or a nice braid, you can also look up cute hairstyles on the internet or in magazines.
#7. The last thing you do is apply some lip balm and you' re done ! If you' re going somewhere you can create some fun looks with eyeliners in bright colors, and eyeshadow in some fresh colors like white, lemon green, and blue. I' ll write more about summer make-up and great looks and ideas !
I hope this helps :). Love xo'