Beach bag essentials: 10 beauty saviours to have at all times

Hitting the beach doesn't have to be an act of beauty suicide, from knotted tresses to burned or leathery skin. If you've ever wondered how your favourite stars stay so flawless in the sand, it's likely thanks to a well-stocked beach bag brimming with the makings of a healthy glow, sun-kissed face and post-beach 'do - all in a stylish tote that tops off their look.

Beach reads and bathing suits aside, one thing you'll always find in an A-lister's arsenal is sunscreen. Jennifer Aniston recently said her biggest regret is spending too much time in the sun as a youngster, and it's no surprise. Damaging rays can age us prematurely, not to mention putting us at risk of skin cancer, so this is a non-negotiable. Our top pick is non-greasy and protects from UVA and UVB rays.

Jennifer Aniston, Nikki Reed and Kristin Cavallari have their beach game on point. Photos: © Getty Images

Some people emerge from the ocean with their newly salted strands in perfect, beachy waves, but others end up with a matted mess if not cared for properly. While Nikki Reed has been known to pop additional surf spray in her carryall, Kristin Cavallari always has a boar-bristle brush to keep her blond tresses knot-free.

And if you spot a cute lifeguard in the sand, we've got a few multi-purpose saviours to keep your skin perfectly flushed, your hair frizz-free and lightly scented, and your lips oh-so-kissable.


From sun protection to fuss-free touch-ups, these multi-tasking beauty marvels will keep your beach look as light and airy as an Etro cover-up.

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