As much as I want to be that girl who’s carefree and spends her whole summer chilling out by the pool, I’ll always think of summer as the time my thighs stick to the train seats, the sun dries out my hair, I have to pack deodorant everywhere I go, and my body acne decides to rule my life.
All of these issues are so much more common than we think, so why is no one talking about them? Newsflash: sweat, thigh chafing, dryness, acne, and more are all incredibly normal things that happen to our bodies when it gets hot outside, and it’s A-OK if you experience them. It’s also totally normal to seek out solutions for these problems — we don’t have to suffer in silence, people!
Instead of focusing on how all of these are problems, let’s focus on the answers. Add these to your bag for the most easy, breezy summer! ☀️
Most of us experience this, but no one ever talks about it. I’ll be honest, wearing shorts in the summer used to be like my personal hell because my inner thighs would hurt so bad from chafing. I picked up this product last summer, and I haven’t worried or hesitated to buy a dress or pair of shorts since. This product is magic, and I keep it in my bag with me everywhere I go!
With all the extra sweat going on, our body starts to break out more. This spray is a godsend for bacne because you can easily spray it on. Bacne is the worst because you need a partner to get all the spots; however, this spray does all the work for you! This is perfect to spray on as a toner before bed.
I thought all-natural deodorants were created equal until I tried this product. Made without aluminum, silicones, and baking soda, this deodorant is made with plant-based active ingredients and coconut oil to hydrate the underarms as it wicks away sweat and odors. It glides on clear and never transfers AKA best. deodorant. ever.
Pop these in your bag, and you don’t have to worry about any mid-day B.O. ever again.
Sunscreen is supposed to be reapplied throughout the day, but how do you do that when you’re wearing makeup? Imagine rubbing a white sunscreen all over your face mid-day — sounds like a nightmare, right? This sunscreen setting mist is the answer to all those questions. You can use it to set your makeup right after you apply, or apply it throughout the day to give yourself a little extra SPF coverage when needed. It doesn’t get oily or shiny, but it still keeps a natural, dewy look on the skin.
Bugs are an unfortunate part of summer, and I already have the mosquito bites to prove it! Most bug sprays are filled with disgusting chemicals we probably shouldn’t be breathing in, but this option is completely plant-based! It’s made with lemon eucalyptus, which gives it a refreshing scent, and it doesn’t make your entire body sticky. This is the best bug spray I’ve ever found! (And it’s on Amazon — score!)
Sometimes, we just need a little splash of something, and instead of running to the bathroom and scooping some up from the tap, a facial spray is a necessity. Yes, this is only spring water, but the component has the best mister for giving you a little somethin’-somethin’ when you feel like your face is on fire.
Cozy nights in aren’t exclusive to the winter, and with this bath soak, your entire body will feel like a baby’s bottom. (When did we decide that was the measure of softness? Weird. Anyway, back to regularly scheduled programming!) The coconut powder in this soak smoothes and hydrates even the dryest, flakiest of skin.
This foot peel has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon! If you get a pedicure and sit in awe at all the dead skin on your feet, this product is for you. It is basically a sheet mask for your feet, but after a few days, you’ll start to notice your feet peeling. Flip-flop wearers, this is for you!
Those of us who use self-tanner know the importance of a great body scrub. When your ankles and elbows are covered in fake tan, this scrub will remove it all. The almond scent is what summer dreams are made of, and it leaves the most pleasant, unoffensive smell to the skin even after you wash it off.