As we head to the shore, let’s think about what’s in our beach bags. My essentials are a big broad hat, sunglasses, and a variety of sunscreens for face and body. I use Institut Esthederm’s Adaptasun (a product coveted by french women) which is like a coach for your skincare because it protects the skin on a cellular level while allowing skin to get a bit of a natural glow. If I plan on swimming I bring my bathing suit and an extra waterproof SPF 70 from Neutrogena. Don’t forget to protect your lips, eyes, hands, feet, and all the hard to reach places with SPF as well. I even use Sun Protection Oil from J.F. Lazartigue to protect my tresses and OkaB flip flops because they provide you with a little reflexology and you can actually walk in them. Protective clothing is also a good idea if you’re planning to stay on the beach for a long period of time. I must admit I’m a morning or late evening beach person. I really don’t like the idea of baking in the sun yet I love the benefits of the ocean and fresh air. Lastly don’t forget a big bottle of water to keep you hydrated and a good magazine. Enjoy your summer, have fun, and be smart about sun exposure!