9 Beauty Items You Need in Your Beach Bag This Summer — and They're All Under $20

The heat, the salt, the chlorine, the UV rays—your beauty routine has a lot to contend with in the summer. Curly haired ladies know the toll humidity can have on your locks, and salt from the ocean or chlorine in the pool can damage all hair types. Protection against harmful UV rays is crucial when you're out frolicking in the summer sun, but often thick sunscreens can cause greasy, oily skin and breakouts. Luckily Walmart has everything you need in your beach bag to transform from sunburned, frizzy haired beach bum to bronzed beachy mermaid, and you won't even have to dip into your frozen margarita budget.

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Olay Sun Face Sunscreen + Shine Control SPF 35

Priority number one for all you beach babes is a solid face sunscreen. However, summer beauty should be about that glow, not that shine. Enter: Olay's sunscreen serum with shine control. This simple-ingredient face sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays as well as free radicals, plus it has an oil-free formula that mattifies your complexion. Don't worry about rubbing in a cakey, white sunscreen, either, because this lightweight serum blends so easily. Apply it as a primer beneath your makeup to walk the beachside boardwalk, or toss it in your beach bag and apply every two hours for maximum sun protection on your day off with the girls. ($18.50; walmart.com)

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Unite 7Seconds Condition Leave-In Detangler Hairspray

All true mermaids know that both the ocean and the pool can cause damaged, brittle locks and strip color-treated hair. Protect your tresses with this Unite 7Seconds Condition Leave-In Detangler Hairspray that will lock in the moisture before you swim. Use the outdoor rinsing showers at the beach to wet your hair with freshwater and then spray in. Even if you're more a sunbather than a swimmer, this spray seals and protects your hair from UV and heat damage from your long, lazy day at the beach. ($17; walmart.com)

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eos Active Lip Balm with SPF 30

When you're lathering on the SPF this summer, don't forget your lips! Not only is this eos lip balm packed with jojoba oil, shea butter, and Vitamin E for smooth and hydrated lips, it has SPF 30 to protect your pout from UVA and UVB rays. Feel free to sweat your stuff at beach volleyball, because it's sweat- and water-resistant up to 80 minutes. Add in the fresh pink grapefruit scent and its totally travel-friendly round packaging, it's a beach bag must! ($5.74 for 2; walmart.com)

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

We've already covered your face and your pout, and now you need sunscreen for the rest of your body! Skip the breakout-causing oil-based options and go for this gel sunscreen from Neutrogena, the No. 1 dermatologist-recommended sunscreen brand. The gel formula means it goes on water-light without white or greasy residue and — bonus! — it feels cool and refreshing on your skin. The heat and salt from your beach day can be drying for your skin, but this Neutrogena sunscreen also acts as a moisturizer to lock in the hydration. ($9.97; walmart.com)

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e.l.f. Cosmetics ELF+ Dewy Coconut Refreshing Mist

Your skin is putting in work while you're out-of-office at the beach. Use this refreshing mist from e.l.f. Cosmetics to give it a helpful boost of hydration. It's infused with coconut water, hyaluronic acid, and argan oil, which all work to hydrate and nourish your thirsty skin. Mist on your face or body while you're lounging on the beach or keep it in your bag to give your skin a reset and a dewy glow for when you go from sand and surf to the cabana bar for frozen drinks. ($8; walmart.com)

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It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

Not only will this It's a 10 leave-in conditioner work like the Unite option to protect your hair when you swim, it's a great refresh for if you're going from the beach to the boardwalk for ice cream. After you rinse off, spray this conditioner into your tresses to bring them back to life after a long day in the sun and salt-water. Boom, you have hydrated, date night hair without even trying. ($17.96; walmart.com)

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Bare Republic Mineral Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion

Sun safety doesn't mean snoozefest. Be a little extra in this rose gold shimmering sunscreen by Bare Republic. The formula has broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without chemical sunscreen additives, and it's reef-friendly, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, so you can show off your sparkle and feel great about doing it. Who said you had to fade into the crowds at the beach? ($13.85; walmart.com)

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple One Step Facial Cleansing Cloths

These on-the-go cleansing cloths are a beach bag must if you have after-party plans. Clean off the sweat, salt, and sunscreen when the day turns to night for a super easy refresh. They're free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, so they're gentle on your complexion. After all, who has time to go home and shower when your summer social calendar is so packed? ($13.95; walmart.com)

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SheaMoisture Gotu Kola & Red Raspberry Oil Mineral After-Sun Body Gelee

Even if you don't get burned, your parched skin could use a boost of hydration after a long day in the sun, so this SheaMoisture Body Gelee is a must for your beach bag. The Gotu Kola nourishes dry skin; raspberry seed oil keeps skin soft; and carrot seed oil has natural Vitamins A and E for moisturizing. Apply at the end of the day to revitalize your skin. ($10.97; walmart.com)

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