5 Summer Essentials to Add to Your List

by The Puritan's Pride Editorial Team

Stock up on these Must-Have Trends

When you think of summer essentials, you probably think of the popular summer items – sun protection, eye protection, and if you have little ones you probably stock up on cartoon character bandages for all those scraped knees and elbows that accompany summer fun.

Besides the obvious summer items that fly off the shelves, we’ve noticed some other trends during the warmer months. Our clever merchandisers have put together a list of items you may very well need, but often forget to buy in your rush to get out and enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer.

Summer Skin Care

After a day of summer fun, you may notice your skin is lacking that youthful glow and it’s a bit dry. Just a little pampering and you can achieve the dewy, soft skin you covet.

Begin with a gentle exfoliation to buff away dead skin cells, slowly and gently. Use an exfoliating soap while you shower. Post shower, after toweling off, but while you’re still a little bit damp, slather on Vitamin E Oil to softly moisturize your skin. And while you’re at it, give your lips a little Vitamin E love too with this balm.

And if you want to pamper and moisturize your face and body, give this Retinol Body Lotion a try. It contains 100,000 IU (per ounce) of Vitamin A which is generally considered the most important vitamin for the appearance of the skin.  

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Put Your Best Foot Forward 

Summer is the season to go barefoot in the sand and surf – so don’t let unsightly calluses stop you from kicking off your sandals to enjoy a swim. Our soothing foot cream for calluses contains active moisturizers that penetrate deep into hardened, thickened skin. Simply apply the cream directly to calluses each day. It’s non-greasy, so it will not stain footwear or clothing. In no time at all, your feet will look and feel better. 

5 Summer Essentials

Go Nutty for Coconut

No other scent conjures up visions of palm trees swaying in the breeze more than sweet, tropical coconut. Luckily, there are lots of beauty products infused with this delicious scent to indulge your senses. 

Drench your tresses in this tropical shampoo infused with coconut oil to provide intense moisture, smooth frizzies, and restore hair’s natural luster.

And if the scent of coconut becomes too irresistible, give in to your urge with these delicious coconut chips. Toss some in your beach bag and munch your way to paradise.

Don’t Wait to Hydrate

Whether you’re running errands, doing yard work, or just relaxing by the shore, the heat of the summer sun can catch you off-guard. Staying hydrated is key, so be sure to have plenty of cold water on hand.

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Mix It Up 

All this daydreaming has us hungry! Luckily we have a few tasty tidbits to share with you to help liven up your summer fare. Grab your favorites, throw them into a bowl, and you have a delicious trail mix ready to share on a hike or at the beach.

And, although this isn’t something you can purchase, you need to write this on your “Summer Essentials” list – take time to relax and enjoy, because summer will be over before you know it.