Whether sunbathing by the pool at your private Thai villa or lazing on a nearby tropical beach, it’s often important for girls to be Instagram-ready at all times. It definitely helps to have a few beach beauty products close to hand.
If you’re soaking up the rays on a spectacular beach in Thailand, mocktail in hand, you might be thinking that there’s never been a better time to snap a few photos to make your friends back home green with envy.
Of course, if you’re keen to include a few sunbathing selfies in your social media posts you’ll want to make sure you look your best to match the stunning tropical surroundings.
Whether you’re lounging at an elegant Koh Samui beach club or chilling on the sun terrace of your luxury holiday villa in Phuket, there are more than a few accessories you can carry to stay fresh and beautiful.
Below are a few essential items you may want to carry in your beach bag.
When the temperature is soaring towards the upper 30s and you’re starting to feel flustered in the heat, a dip in your villa’s infinity pool might be just what you need to cool down. However, if you don’t feel like taking a swim, then make sure to have a bottle of mineral water facial spray in your beach tote bag at all times. A simple spritz is all you’ll need to cool down, and the water will be extra refreshing and help hydrate your skin after a few hours in the sun.
If you want your skin to give off a gorgeous golden glow before you’ve actually managed to get a sun tan, then this tinted moisturiser from Laura Mercier will help you fake it. This lightweight, sheer formula will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated throughout your day of sunbathing. It’ll also leave your skin with a long-lasting dewy complexion, so you’re looking as bright and beautiful as possible for all of your photographs. Containing SPF20 protection, it’ll also help provide a barrier against harmful UV rays – it’s a beauty essential.
In order to perfect that carefree surfer-style hairdo, you need to ensure that your hair remains hydrated. Over-exposure to the sun and salty seawater can be damaging for your hair, so keeping a bottle of nourishing hair oil handy in your beach bag is a must. Rossano Ferretti Parma’s Brillante Protective and Shining Oil is a powerful addition to your beach beauty kit. This no-rinse instant treatment is just what your hair needs to perk up and its rich concentration of oils offers deep hydration for your tresses. Containing a built-in UV filter, the oil will add extra shine to dry hair as well.
No stylish lady should ever head to the beach without a sarong in her beach bag. After all, they’re great for covering up when you head to the local beach club bar, and can be tied in a multitude of formations to achieve the look you want. The sumptuous silk and cotton-blend sarong from Melissa Odabash scores high on the effortless style stakes thanks to its luxurious but lightweight fabric. The delicate tassle trim adds an extra elegant flourish. Use it as a skirt wraparound when you’re at the beach, or even as a shawl in the evening once temperatures start to drop.
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If you’re trying to channel some of that Riviera-chic, or simply want to cover up a bad hair day, a broad-rimmed sunhat is a must when you’re travelling in tropical Thailand. The Carlisle bay raffia hat from Heidi Klein oozes classic style, featuring a luxurious twist of gold-toned hardware and contrasting canvas detailing. As well as helping you to maintain an appropriate level of poolside chic, a hat like this is also wonderful for keeping the sun out of your eyes when you’re catching up on poolside reading.