Do’s and Don’t’s of Beach Day Skin Care

As summer is coming to a close, more people are starting to take one last trip to the beach. If you’re one of those lucky people and you’re packing for your beach bash, there are a few items you should take with you, even if you’re going to be on the beach the entire trip. Your water bottle, a beach umbrella, and extra towels can come in handy when sitting on the sand. It’s also important to maintain a healthy skin routine when you’re away from home. Your beach skin routine might not be the same as your daily routine, but it still involves similar products and ingredients.

Cosmetic clinics like Premier Cosmetic Surgery Delaware have books and pamphlets with a list of their products in them, and you can even buy those products if you’re interested in trying them at home. Many of them include products that contain SPF and moisturizers to help with healing and protecting your skin from the sun.

Before going to the beach, we recommend starting with your usual daily cleanser. Then, go with a hydrating serum. This should help your skin keep its moisture throughout the day. Finally, use a sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. When at the beach:


  • Bring your sunscreen with you and reapply every two hours.
  • Wear protective clothing and accessories, such as sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and a coverup to protect your skin from direct sunlight. Yes, your eyes can get sunburned, so investing in higher-quality sunglasses might be beneficial.
  • Try and stay in the shade as often as possible.
  • Stay hydrated and bring sun-proof snacks like nuts that won’t melt or become a sticky mess.


  • Exfoliate or shave right before going to the beach. Wait at least 4 hours before hitting the water if you decide to shave.
  • Wear baby oil. It absorbs UV rays, causing you to tan or burn faster. This can lead to more wrinkles and speed up the skin’s aging process.
  • Forget about your lips, ears, and toes when applying sunscreen. Try a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from sun damage.
  • Wear too much makeup. Your face is already going through a lot, so try to keep your pores from clogging up too much with layers of makeup.

After the beach, make sure to do your usual routine, and use a little bit of a thicker moisturizer to make sure your skin is nice and hydrated. You can also use two different cleansers to make sure you get all of the sunscreen and dirt out of your pores. Products that can help your skin feel rejuvenated before, during, and after your time at the beach can be found in the online book with Premier Cosmetic Surgery Delaware.

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We are dedicated to making sure that our clients are happy and confident with the results of their cosmetic surgery or procedure. Premier Cosmetic Surgery Delaware has the surgeons and staff that can help you take care of your skin, even if you aren’t in our clinic. Visit our office or call us online to schedule an appointment today!