We all know what they must have items for the beach are. However, how to choose them wisely is a whole different story. As it is imperative that we take care of our health, it is of utmost importance to choose a high-quality sunscreen, sunglasses, footwear, towels and umbrella for the ultimate experience on the beach.
A sunscreen is a necessary item wherever you go, whether it is summer or winter, but you should make sure you apply it regularly when you are on the beach. There are various sunscreens on the market, but choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen is the best option. It protects you against both UVA and UVB rays. Both types of rays can cause skin damage, photo-aging and skin cancer.
SPF is the measurement how long you will be protected by the sunscreen. The higher the SPF, the longer you are safe from UV radiation. Dermatologists recommend using an SPF 50 sunscreen if you are on the beach.
According to optometrists, wearing sunglasses whenever you are outdoors should become your daily habit. When you are buying sunglasses, look for those with complete UVA and UVB protection. If you find the label such as lenses block 99% or 100% of UVB and UVA rays, or UV 400 protection, you can be sure they are the right ones.
If you spend a lot of time on the water, having sunglasses with polarized lenses along with UV protection is recommended as these lenses reduce glare. Bear in mind that reading something on your mobile or GPS advice with polarized lenses is more difficult than with regular lenses.
Flip-flops/sandals come in all colours and patterns and while many people pay attention to their aesthetics, how comfortable and healthy they are is important, too. You should opt for flip-flops/sandals with support in order to prevent leg, knee and back pain. Good footwear that will not wreck your feet requires supportive arches, contoured heels and straps.
A Swim Towel
There are three types of swim towel. You will not make a mistake whichever you choose, but it is good to know the differences between them.
Most commonly used swim towels are those made of cotton, or terrycloth. They come in all sizes, so you can choose the larger ones for the beach.
Sports towels are super-absorbent small towels made of polyvinyl. They should be kept in a plastic bag to remain moist and usable.
Beach towels are larger and their size ranges from 76×152 cm to those so large that they are called beach blankets.
When it comes to the fabric, velour towels are the most popular. However, they are not very absorbent as their loops are cropped. Woven towels absorb better as their loops are not cropped. Their design is woven into the fabric, unlike printed towels, which are screen printed.
A Beach Umbrella
When buying a beach umbrella, consider the canopy fabric as it is one of the best proofs of the quality of the umbrella. Umbrellas are usually made from polyester and polyester blend fabrics and they can withstand most weather conditions. Beach umbrellas should have UV protection. Opting for more than 30 level of sunscreen beach umbrellas is recommended.
Pay attention to its frame. Choose umbrellas with an aluminium, or fibreglass frame. These umbrellas are durable, non-corrosive, lightweight and resistant to wind and sun.
When it comes to design, personalized beach umbrellas are the latest trend as they allow you to play with different patterns and colours. Additionally, branded umbrellas are perfect for any company and organization are perfect for any company and organization. There is no better promotional strategy than an umbrella featuring your logo.
To sum-up, make sure you choose a sunscreen, an umbrella and sunglasses with high SPF and a high-quality towel. Only then is enjoying a beautiful view on the beach guaranteed.