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10 Beauty Products That'll Save You This Summer

While you're having ridiculous amounts of fun this summer—swimming in the ocean, relaxing in the sun, taking a dip in the pool, or shopping on vacay—don't forget that our favorite seasonal activities can wreak havoc on hair, nails, and skin. The truth is that you'd never wear your winter clothes in the summer (or vice versa), so why would you expect the same products to keep you pretty all year long? This summer, invest in these nine essentials to cover every situation swimmingly.
A Sunscreen You Love and Will Wear
An All-Purpose Oil
A Refreshing Face Wash
A Colored Lip Balm
A Mattifying Moisturizer
A Summertime Scent
A Bodacious Bronzer
A Shield for Your Hair Color
A Tinted Sunscreen
A Foot Care Fallback

A Refreshing Face Wash

Ditch the ultra-rich cleansers for the next few months and pick one that dissolves oil and grime and rinses clean. Bonus points if it’s coconut-infused and refreshing! 

An All-Purpose Oil

As much as we love the sun, we love our skin more. An all-purpose face oil can be used to moisturize, soothe, and protect whatever gets itchy, rough, or uncomfortable.

A Refreshing Face Wash

Ditch the ultra-rich cleansers for the next few months and pick one that dissolves oil and grime and rinses clean. Bonus points if it’s coconut-infused and refreshing! 

A Colored Lip Balm

Even on the hottest, stickiest day, a swath of lip color can make you feel much more civilized. With nourishing beeswax and vitamin E, Burt’s Bees Natural Tinted Lip Balm keeps lips soft and smooth. 

A Mattifying Moisturizer

Control shine in your T-zone—or all over—with this treatment, which controls oil and helps prevent breakouts

A Summertime Scent

The hotter temperatures in summer can make normal perfumes stronger than usual. For warm weather, default to a beachy, breezy scent in a lighter formulation. Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Figue—with almond, coconut, caramel, fig, and Madagascar vanilla—smells like everyone’s dream of the tropics. 

A Bodacious Bronzer

Even if you’re dedicated to preserving your paleness, a little sunny glow never hurt anyone. Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder makes it look like you just did irreversible skin damage—in a good way. 

A Shield for Your Hair Color

If you’re going to be outside, add one additional step to your hair care routine—a UV filter to protect your color. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Cream tames flyaways and frizz—making it perfect for carrying to the beach—and moisturizes dry strands.

A Tinted Sunscreen

Wearing a sunscreen, moisturizer, and foundation can feel goopy and excessive on hot days. Don’t choose—multitask! Pick a triple-threat like La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, which provides powerful sun protection and adds just enough tint to even out skin tone. 

A Foot Care Fallback

Wearing flip flops and pounding the pavement can leave feet thrashed. Between pedicures, treat your feet and keep them in tip-top shape with Freeman Bare Foot Healing Foot Cream. This lavendar and mint  concoction exfoliates, softens, and rejuvinates tired soles. 

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