Summer Beach Bag Essentials for the Modern Day Mom

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The best tip for any mom during the summer months is to keep a tote bag ready with all of the essentials you’ll need to enjoy time off spent outdoors. Whether you’re spending the day in the park, at the pool, in the lake or at the beach, you’re going to need protection, hydration and few more extras to make sure you and your brood make the most out of a summer’s day. Here, the best accessories to take with you on your outdoor adventures.

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Wallaroo Montecito UPF 50+ Sun Hat ($59)

This broad-brimmed hat is made of UPF 50+ fabric, which blocks 97.5-percent of ultraviolet rays. The wide brim helps keep the sun at bay for an extra layer of protection on your face.

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Mustela SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($13)

Compact, travel-friendly and safe for sensitive skin, use this handy face and body mineral sunscreen stick for 80 minutes worth of sweat-proof and water-resistant protection that is safe to use on both you and your little ones.

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OH.SO Aloe Vera Lime After Sun Spray ($18)

For skin that needs a refresher after hours in the sun, pump a few sprays of this OH.SO Aloe and Lime mist for a calming and soothing treat. Lavender and spearmint essential oils soften skin while aloe and colloidal silver provide healing and hydration.

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Olita Beach Be Gone Sand Remover ($14)

Leave the sand where it belongs with this bubble gum– scented body powder that wicks away moisture and sand from your hands, feet and other places after a day at the beach or sandbox. It also available in Coconut, Tangerine, Surf, Sport and Fragrance-Free options.

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Two Chicks Sparkling Cocktails ($16)

Elevating the ready to drink cocktail one flavor at a time, Two Chicks is a women-owned brand with unique cocktails made from premium spirits. With flavors like Sparkling Paloma, Citrus Margarita, Lemon Strawberry Kiss, Cranberry Tartini and Apple Gimlet, it’s hard to choose just one of these refreshing, sophisticated flavors.

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Insert Name Here Super Shine Serum ($22)

This lightweight serum is perfect for a day outdoors as it provides UV protection while leaving hair sleek and shiny. Nourishing oils like sunflower, grapeseed, macadamia and passionfruit help keep strands from getting dry and brittle while out in the elements.

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Vacation SPF 30 Classic Lotion by Poolside FM ($20)

Make no mistake, the bottle may be designed like an 80s throwback, but Vacation’s new Classic Lotion serves and protects using modern sun-care science. The look, feel and smell may take you back to your younger years, but the SPF 30 formula was created under the guidance of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a VP of The Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Aloisia Beauty Deep Hydration Aloe Gel Mist ($22)

When you need instant hydration on the go, this spray-gel moisturizer—it contains aloe and aloe water, hydrolyzed collagen peptides, cica, witch hazel and green tea—cools down and refreshes skin with just a few pumps.

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Qur Life 360 Lip Balm with SPF 15 ($15 for a 2-Pack)

Protect and moisturize lips with this SPF 15 lip balm containing shea butter, almond oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil. This lippie’s gentle slide mechanism eliminates the needs for a cap, making it an ideal companion for busy summer days. 

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Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’40 Body Fragrance Mist ($19)

Soft, delicate and sweet, spritz this fragrance mist from head to toe (and on your hair) for a lovely summer scent. Black amber plum and crème de cassis top notes blend with vanilla woods, jasmine blooms, and a slight lingering musk for a scent that will transport you to a tropical state of mind.

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