How To Stay Hydrated At The Beach

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments


Summer is officially here, and like always, it’s bringing the heat. If you’re outside at the beach for more than a few minutes, you probably notice yourself needing to hydrate. Unfortunately, the defining attributes of summertime—hot temperatures, humidity and direct sunlight—are a recipe for dehydration.



Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all day if you want to stay healthy and hydrated. But it does mean that you’ll need to take extra measures to make sure your body is getting the right hydration it needs to function properly despite the heat.

Here’s a quick list of dos and don’ts for keeping yourself hydrated throughout the summer!

WHAT TO AVOID:

1. Coffee, sodas and energy drinks. An ice-cold Coke or iced coffee might sound like the perfect solution to a hot day, but in reality these highly-caffeinated beverages will only dehydrate you more. Caffeine is a diuretic, so drinking a lot of it when you’re out in the heat is only going to make you thirstier.

2. Extended periods of time in direct sunlight. The longer your body is exposed to sunlight, the more dehydrated you will become. If you’re spending a day at the beach, make a point to hang out under a tent or go inside every so often to give yourself a break from the direct sunlight.

3. Alcohol. Although it’s often a staple at pool parties and outdoor barbecues, alcohol, like caffeine, pulls water from the body, causing dehydration. If you’re going to be drinking in the heat, make sure you’re taking in extra water to make up for all the water you’re losing.

WHAT TO GO FOR:

1. Pure, cold, filtered water. There’s just no substitute for the real thing. Water is the No. 1 way to hydrate. More than half of your body is made of water, and dehydration is your body’s way of screaming at you to replenish that water.

2. Other hydrating beverages. Coconut water is a great alternative to traditional sports drinks that doesn’t have added sugars or chemicals. It is naturally hydrating because of its high electrolyte content. If you want to go for a sports drink, try to find one that isn’t high in sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Often the tastiest sports drinks are the most loaded with sugar and other unhealthy additives.

3. Fruits and veggies high in water. Many fruits and vegetables can help you stay hydrated because they are made up of mostly water. Among these hydrating foods are tomatoes, watermelons, strawberries, grapefruit, lettuce and cucumbers. Try to include cooler snacks when you head to the beach or your next cookout this summer.

THE BODY PARTS YOU’VE FORGOTTEN NEED SUNSCREEN

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

Cleansers, moisturizers, and a minimum of 8 hours of sleep each night are all measures we take to keep our glowing skin looking young. Although, one common mistake we often forget about is sunscreen. We head to the beach, lay out reading our favorite book as the warm rays kiss our skin - whether your skin tans or burns is irrelevant when it comes to skin damage. Even those with beautifully dark undertones should wear an SPF 25 or higher when exposed to the sun. When doing so, here are a few places on our bodies we’ve forgotten to apply the screen to and we’re sure you have too. So next time you head out for a beachcation, don’t forget to apply SPF to these forgetful body parts!

  1. Behind the ears

This area is common for many beach babes to forget about. It’s an area on the body that almost constantly receives attention from the sun. So don’t forget to apply the lotion next time you throw your luscious locks in a pony and head for the sand.

  1. Tops and bottoms of feet

We’re guilty of being extra forgetful of this body part. The tops and bottoms of your feet aren’t common places you think to rub sunscreen into. You most likely stop or start the sunscreen application at the ankles and continue upwards. However, when your soothed to sleep from the therapeutic sound of the ocean waves crashing on the shore, the tops AND bottoms of your feet are aging and gaining irreversible skin damage. So before your next afternoon beach nap, rub some zinc on those feet before dozing off.

  1. Back of the neck

Most girls may not think the back of the neck is important since our hair tends to cover it most of the time. However, it’s exposed to the sun a lot more than we think. When our hair is up, flopped to one side, and especially when we’re swimming in the salt water (since the water reflects sunlight) we’re exposing our necks to the sun and therefore need to protect it like any other body part.

  1. Tops of hands

An area many don’t think to apply sunscreen to, but such a crucial body part. We are constantly using our hands and our hands are constantly exposed to the sun every single day. Whether you’re at the beach or driving your car to work each morning, the hands gain a ton of sun exposure which equals a ton of skin damage. If you want young wrinkle-free hands when your older, don’t neglect your two most important body parts!

  1. Under arms

Most important for the beach days that begin with a beach volleyball game or an accidental snooze- the underarms, believe it or not, can still capture a good amount of sun exposure. So, before you hop into the next volley match to show off your spiking and setting skills, make sure to spray some liquid screen on the under sides of your arms.

If you avoid Sunscreen because you have sensitive skin, or don’t like the way it effects your skin, to check out our favorite face sunscreens (don’t fret, they can be used on other spots too!) that are gentler on the skin but still provide you with the protection you need…

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No Age To Learning

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

There is no age to learn swimming. Encourage your babies to explore the water and be familiar with it, as a first step to learn swimming. At The Beach Company, we provide aqua learning accessories that will aid your babies to pick up the sport of swimming. The aqua learning accessories consist of buoyant swim vest, swim belt, kick boards, armbands, noodles etc. These accessories will help your baby enjoy while being in the pool.

We also have a wide range of baby swimming costumes to help that are comfortable to wear and are light.

The 10 Best Sunset Spots - IN THE WORLD

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

We asked, we travelled, we researched, and really this is the ultimate #Top10 List
We took it forward a notch too - and bring you what each of these places have to say about the sunset. We love the beach, we love sunrises, and sunsets, and we loved bringing this list to you. 


Ibiza

“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.”

Fiji

“I never met a sunset I didn’t like.”

Bora Bora

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Jamaica

“Best thing about sunsets? Watching them with you.”

California

“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.”

Monaco

“May every sunrise bring you hope; may every sunset bring you peace.”

Mykonos

“That was her magic, she could still see the sunset, even on those darkest days”

Maui

“Watch more sunsets than Netflix.”

Goa

“You are my thoughts as the sun rises, and my dreams after it has set.”

Pondicherry

“Never go too long without watching a sunset.”


5 Rules for Hosting (and Attending!) Pool Parties

Posted on March 08, 2017 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

5 Rules for Hosting (and Attending!) Pool Parties by our very own Maithili Asher

This is the season for pool parties, and if you’re planning on hosting one - or have a few to attend on your calendar, we recommend you take some advice from our E-com manager Maithili. We couldn’t agree with Maithili more, so where are her rules for the perfect pool party.



1. If you’ve got a great house and an amazing pool, host a pool party. If your friend who has a great house and amazing pool invites you to a pool party, say yes. The answer is always yes!

2. No glass around the pool, especially if kids are involved. So stock up on canned beers and take-away cups.

3. Don’t show up empty-handed. Bring beverages or your famous pasta salad with pesto.

4. Guacamole is a must. Who doesn’t love chips and dip?

5. Get in the water. Maithili says “none of that ‘Oh, I forgot my suit’ nonsense. It’s a pool party, not a patio party; get in the water.”


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