Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple Sunscreen: Hearing of so many 20-somethings (and younger!) with skin cancer has made me an SPF nazi. I’m all about the sunscreen in the summer and whatever I layer onto my babies, I also layer on myself. This high SPF, tear free sunscreen is also fragrance and dye free which makes it even better in my opinion.

Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme: Summertime presents us ladies with a catch 22 of sorts. We get to where the strappy sandals and flip flops that we adore, but our feet take a serious beating. This foot creme can help you out. Slather some on before you go to bed and put on some cotton socks. Not only does it smell delicious and tropical, but your feet will be noticeable softer by morning.

Dove Roll On Deodorant: I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to have to worry about deodorant streaks when I go sleeveless during the summer. Whether clumped in your pit or all over your shirt, it’s definitely not an attractive sight. Roll-on deodorant eliminates that fear. This particular kind goes on completely clear from the start and works all day.

Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick: One thing that’s important to me during the summer is no fuss products. I want something that I can put on quickly as I’m running out the door. And if it can multitask and it’s all natural and full of antioxidants? Even better! This color stick adds a healthy pop of color to your lips and cheeks (I sometimes even use it on my eyes!) within seconds.

Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting Lip Balm: You can’t forget those lips, ladies! They can take a beating from the sun and one thing I do not want is sunburned lips. Burt’s Bees is my tried and true go to.

Do you use any essentials I may have missed? I’m always looking for newbies so your suggestions are more than welcome!!!

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.