Avoiding Uncomfortable Sand 101

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Indigo Mapa '21, Staff Writer

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Summer is right around the corner, and that likely means a few trips to the beach! The beach is a great place to relax, party, and enjoy your summer vacation. We all know how to prevent a sunburn, but little do we often know about warding of particularly meddlesome sand, which can detract from a trip to the beach almost as much as a nasty burn. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but we often end up tracking it into our houses and our cars. Here are some tips and tricks to avoid uncomfortable sand!

Invest in some mesh.

Mesh clothing and items can save you and your belongings from the horrors of sticky sand. The sand falls through the material’s small holes and easily makes its way out of your clothes and items.

Bring a chair!

Most people bring towels to the beach and lay them down directly on the sand. You would think that it would protect you from the sand, but it’s quite the opposite. If you’re not careful and tend to move around a lot, sand will just make its way onto the towel. Bringing a chair will provide more comfort and prevent sand from getting everywhere.

Wear light clothes and shoes.

Wear flip-flops instead of sneakers or closed toe shoes. We often forget the benefits of bringing flip flops to the beach and leaving our sneakers at home. At the same time, light clothing can help with not only the heat but can prevent sand from sticking to you. Wear tank tops and shorts with material that isn’t thick.

Use baby powder.

Keep a bottle of baby powder handy! Sprinkle some powder on your hands and feet to get rid of any residue before you head out of the beach and into your car.

Rinse!

Before you leave the beach, visit the public showers to rinse off any remaining sand! Easy.

Nice try, sand! Better luck with sticking around next time.

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