5 Tips to Keep Your Sensitive Skin Safe at the Beach

March 31, 2020
The Vijitt Resort Phuket

If you’re the sensitive-skin type, going anywhere sunny, like the beach, can quickly become a nightmare. Not only is your skin easily prone to getting sunburnt, but the sands can also cause the skin to develop rashes, breakouts, and other unwanted ordeals that’ll leave you never wanting to come back to the beach ever again.

Fortunately for you, we have five tips that’ll ensure your sensitive skin’s safety! Here are five beach tips to keep your sensitive skin safe at all times:

1. Dry your swimsuit

If you’ve used your swimsuit previously, make sure that it is washed and dried thoroughly before you put in on again. Wearing a wet swimsuit will only mean that, when you move about at the beach before you dip in the water, the sand and other particles are going to collect much more easily.

If you can’t wash the swimsuit, at least dry them first. That way, not only is it much more comfortable to wear, but the sands won’t cling onto you.

2. Wear a one-piece

The beach is, for many people, an excuse to show as much skin as possible. This means that most men will walk about with only trousers and women with bikinis. When you have sensitive skin, however, this isn’t a good idea. Wearing less will only mean that more of your skin must deal with the elements, putting you at risk of hurting it.

We highly recommend that you opt for one-piece suits or even wearing longer pieces of clothing, such as pants, to keep more of your skin as safe as possible. If you want to keep everything safe, a wetsuit can be an option as well.

3. Put on baby powder

If you dislike the sand getting all over your skin and causing rashes, an excellent way to protect yourself is to put on a layer of powder. This means that, under your swimming outfit, you should be putting on powder, especially around your thighs.

This helps to prevent the buildup of sand that, with movement, can grind against your skin and cause those unsightly rashes.

4. Check your sunscreen labels

While sunscreen is vital to ensure that your skin is safe from the harshness of the sun, you must check the labels of the products. Often, the reason you end up dealing with breakouts after applying sunscreen is that your skin cannot breathe with the substance on them. Know that some sunscreen products contain harsh chemicals that, while helping protect you from UV rays, also end up hurting your pores.

Check your sunscreen labels to ensure that they’re made for sensitive skin. If you can’t find a usable product, just look for those that do not contain zinc oxide, which is a chemical that harms the pores.

5. Swim in the sea

If you do not want to experience breakouts or have a feeling that you will, take a dip in the sea! The salt in the sea is a highly effective solution that will fight off acne for you. Before you take a dip, however, remember to put on sunscreen! You wouldn’t want to go through all that trouble to end up dealing with sunburn.


Even if you have sensitive skin, you can still enjoy all the wonders that the beaches have to offer, from its calming waves, warm sun, and smooth sands. By following the tips mentioned above, you’ll enjoy the beach much more without the worry of finding yourself in pain later.

Are you looking for a beachside resort in Phuket to hunker down when the sun gets hot? Consider staying with The Vijitt Resort where you can relax near the beach all day! Head on to our website and book your stay today!

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