We’re officially entering the summer season, so it’s time we start preparing our beach bags for many summer weekends away. Whether it be at a rooftop pool, a cabin by the lake, a trip to the beach, or an exotic giveaway, there are a few must-have items for those weekends away that every man should consider when packing their beach bag. Just because you are spending the day lying casually in the sand, doesn’t mean there aren’t products you can utilize to keep you look and feel your best.

Starting with hair, there are some great grooming products you can take with you to your summer destination so that you can manage your hair before and after your dip in the pool. Very lightweight and easy to use, Baxter of California’s new Grooming Lotion is perfect if you are trying to achieve a laid back, casual summer look by taming frizz and flyaway strands. You can even use it on wet hair after you’ve finished a few laps in the pool. Also, Tangle Teezer’s Men’s Compact Groomer is a must for every bag. It’s specifically designed to help shape, style and detangle men’s hair (and even beards) without breaking or damaging hair.

Of course it’s not a beach bag without the perfect sun care products. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector Spray is the perfect sunscreen for all men. It’s SPF 50 and long lasting, perfect for those days where you just don’t want to leave the pool. It’s also water resistant, and oil-free so that you don’t have to deal with greasy skin all day. Also, it’s smart to invest in Peter Thomas Roth’s Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral brush-on powder. It’s immediate SPF 30 protection, and helps to keep your face dry and matte. Don’t forget a sun protective lip balm, like Anthony’s Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25, especially if you are spending the day in a drier climate.

– Dalton Primeaux