The Ultimate Summer Holiday Toolkit – Beach or Pool

The Ultimate Summer Holiday Toolkit – Beach or Pool

Article by Summer Fisher


Everything you need to be stylish, chic and stay cool this summer.

Fake Tan – The best way to have a glowing bronze hue on your summer holiday comes out of a bottle. A few tips, add some moisturizer for the first few times until you get used to using a new brand. Exfoliate before you apply your tan, it will minimize streaks and blotchiness and give you a nice even, look.

Sunscreen – Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% ofImage result for The Ultimate Summer Holiday Toolkit - Beach or Pool the symptoms of premature skin aging including skin cancers and wrinkles. So there you have it, sun exposure causes wrinkles….if that’s not enough reason for you to slap on the 30+, I don’t know what is.

Most people use sunscreen improperly by not applying enough applying only 25% to 50% of the recommended amount. Sunscreen should be applied liberally enough to all sun-exposed areas that it forms a visible layer on initial application. Applying 30 minutes before going out in the sun is ideal as it takes 20-30 minutes for sunscreen to be absorbed by the skin. Sunscreen should also be applied over moisturizers and foundations, especially on the face since some sunscreens can break down in the presence of water contained in these products.

Swimsuit – Choosing a swimsuit that’s right for you can be quite a challenge. If you would rather stick pins in your eyes than go swimsuit shopping check out online stores, you’ll always be more comfortable trying on swimsuits in your own home then under the glaring lights of your local store change room.

Sunglasses – Face down summer’s glare with cool shades. Whether it’s the classic look to this season’s statement styles don’t leave home with out them. If you don’t know where to turn when it comes to the shape of your glasses, go for the aviator, this frame flatters most faces and will never go out of style.

Flip Flops – While flip flops can be trashy in the city, they are essential for getting you from the beach to the pool and back again without burning your feet.

Kaftan – These fashion pieces have become more stylish in recent years and whether they are chiffon, cotton or silk, kaftans are perfect to throw over a swimsuit to have lunch by the pool or a glass of champagne at sunset on the beach.

Water – You water intake should increase by about 30% in summer. With the weather heating up your body will be using more water, challenge yourself to drink two litres a day. This is crucial for your body to function at the optimal level. Besides, which celebrity is ever photographed without a bottle of water glued to their hand.

About the Author

Summer Fisher is an Australian designer, stylist and former model who has her own swimwear and clothing line “Busy Summer”. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about fashion, modeling, health & beauty and designing for the fashion conscious woman who wants a high fashion look at an affordable price. Find out more about her and her label at ==>