We’re lucky to live in San Diego when during the summer months it’s an average of over 72 degrees, super sunny and at any time of the day you can pop out to one of the many local beaches. But lately the weather has been giving us a fair share of unexcepted treats the past month and it seemed like the gloom would never go away. Finally, the sun is out and we’re ready to hit the beach!

The funny thing about San Diegans at the beach though, is that you can’t tell locals from tourists, newbies from tried and true beach and sun lovers. The seasoned beach goer dawns every type of hat possible, the occasional long sleeve shirts and will even stay under umbrellas or pop-up canopies all day long. Like a vampire afraid of burning up if they catch one glimpse of a sun ray, we’ll retreat back to our shade after a couple of minutes of sun exposure. And all for good reason.

While sunlight is a stimulus for Vitamin D production, prolonged sun rays can cause damage to your skin. We know even just an hour out in the sun can cause irreparable damage. And we’re not just talking sunburn. Wrinkling and other changes to your skin associated with aging are possible. So listen to us when we say take extra precaution during the summer months so your skin stays in tip-top shape and beach time is as pleasurable as possible.

So we know we said “Beach Bag” essentials, what we really mean is the beauty bag INSIDE your beach bag can benefit by popping a couple (if not all) of our “must have” skin first essentials, so let’s take a look at these delightful botanical products.

Sheer Tinted Sunscreen SPF 40

I know we keep saying it but the golden rule for fighting wrinkles is to keep your skin protected with sunscreen. For your face, try our Sara Elizabeth Sheer Tinted Sunscreen. With an SPF 40 and soft mineral primer, you can use it as a makeup base or apply as is to give a soft, summer look to your skin. Remember to reapply if you’re out in the sun for prolonged periods of time. And wear a hat for added protection!

Velveteen Hand Cream

Hand creams are always good to have on hand. Our velveteen hand cream is luxuriously creamy and gentle on your skin. Plus it’s the perfect size to keep in your bag so you can moisturize any time of the day. And don’t forget to give your neck and your arms some of that moisture love too.

Neroli Spray

Imagine smelling a sweet-floral fragrance with a hint of citrus. Now imagine using as an all over body spray. Pure magic! It is said to have a refreshing, honeyed floral aroma and is the perfect scented pick me up to keep you going on your day.

Vegan Berry Lip & Cheek Shimmer

One of our best accessories! Perfectly pigmented with a translucent glow, our Vegan Berry Lip & Cheek Shimmer gives your lips and cheeks that natural looking glow with the added benefit giving your skin the added moisture it deserves.

Bye Bye Baggage Eye Serum

Allergies, not enough sleep, wearing makeup to bed? We know all too well any of these can wreak havoc and give you unsightly eye baggage. Take charge of your skin with our soothing and gentle Bye Bye Baggage Eye Serum. A concentrated herbal remedy to give rich moisturizer that will help reduce puffiness, smooth and hydrate the delicate skin under your eyes.

Gemstone Mushroom Massage Tool

The last item that we love to toss in our beauty bag is a gemstone mushroom massage tool. Known for and used as a popular healing tool to channel energy in reflexology and massage, we like to keep ours on hand to help reduce puffiness and increase circulation by gently massaging the face. As an added benefit, lightly press some of our neroli oil to deeply penetrate into the skin to give layers of your skin added hydration.

Sara Elizabeth products are all natural, made with non-toxic ingredients so they are not only good for you but good for the environment.

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