My Top 5 Summer Essentials

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Heading to the beach or pool this summer? Any time spent outdoors is a wonderful way to soak up the sun, enjoy the fresh air, connect with nature and connect with one another. 

From camping to boating, and every summer activity in between, being prepared is the best way to ensure a good time for everyoneBut those outings can result in an uncomfortable side effect: a sunburn. With that in mind, I’m sharing the essentials I always have with me during the summer months. 

Of course, with increased sun exposure, you’ll want to be sure to have a safe sunscreen on hand. Plus, more time in nature means more time with bugs and mosquitos, so be sure to grab a safe bug spray too! These two summer essentials are usually a given, but finding the right fit for you and your family can be tricky. I hope these past blog posts help you navigate the overwhelming options of sunscreen and bug spray!

Essential Summer Must-Haves

Up next, I’m sharing my top 5 essentials you might not think of to include in your beach or pool bag. These must-haves will help you and your family stay nourished, hydrated, and treat sunburns throughout all your summer adventures. I hope your family loves them as much as mine do!

1. Just Ingredients Face Serum

While spending time in the sun, your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays and can naturally experience some dehydration. Plus, we all know that even when you’re on top of re-applying sunscreen, the occasional sunburn is bound to happen.

The Just Ingredients Face Serum provides lightweight hydration and antioxidant protection, not to mention, it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying the face serum after sun exposure can help to replenish moisture and protect against environmental damage, helping to keep your skin glowing and radiant. Many people say it can help soothe their sunburn, which makes it a must-have for any summer outing! 

2. Just Ingredients Colloidal Silver Wound Wash

Just Ingredients Colloidal Silver is a natural anti-microbial solution that’s can help for soothing bug bites, sunburns, rashes, and more. It can help fight off bacteria and other potential skin irritants that you might encounter when in the great outdoors.

With just a few sprays, it’ll help remove excess skin oils, dirt, and debris, making it a first aid kit must-have. That’s why I never go on a camping trip without it!

3. Just Ingredients SPF Lip Balm

Often overlooked, the lips are highly susceptible to sunburn. To protect and moisturize your lips, I always recommend having our Just Ingredients SPF Lip Balm on hand. Our lip balms contain all-natural, nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil and beeswax, used to keep your lips soft and supple. We also include castor oil and zinc oxide for added SPF protection. Definitely a need for days in the hot summer sun!

If you're looking for a little glam on-the-go, our tinted lip balms are perfect for a natural, effortless appearance. They make it easy to achieve a sun-kissed look while keeping your lips hydrated!

4. Just Ingredients Electrolytes

We all know that spending time in the sun can cause dehydration due to increased sweating. To replenish lost electrolytes and maintain optimal hydration levels, I highly recommend one of our newest products – Just Ingredients Electrolytes.

These easy-to-use and easy-to-drink powders help you rehydrate and restore essential minerals lost during those long hot summer days. With the perfect 3:1 potassium to sodium ratio, our electrolytes provide optimal hydration without the sodium overload. Plus, with no artificial ingredients and no added sugars, our formula is designed to prioritize your health and well-being, making it the perfect choice for athletes or simply anyone wanting to stay hydrated. Made with real fruit, our flavor options are kid-approved and make staying hydrated easy. Be sure to grab a bag to add to your summer essentials!

5. Just Ingredients Lotion

I’m a firm believer that proper skincare should never be neglected, especially during the summer. The Just Ingredients Lotion is lightweight and non-greasy, making it a must-have to keep your skin moisturized during the summer without the added stickiness or leftover residue some lotions have. It can help prevent and soothe dry skin caused by sun exposure, and even saltwater or lake water.

Our formula contains Vitamin E, jojoba oil, and shea butter to soothe and protect the skin, helping to provide much-needed relief after a day in the sun. We also included colloidal silver, which acts as a natural preservative which can help heal the skin with its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. Plus, we've even heard from happy customers that the Vanilla Mint scent can help deter the bugs! A definite need for every summer outing!

Extra Sunburn Treatment: Aloe Vera!

Aloe vera is renowned for its soothing properties and is a popular remedy for sunburn. Apply aloe vera (we like it directly from the plant) directly to the affected areas to hydrate the skin, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. 


Prioritize Your Health

When it comes to enjoying a day at the beach, lake, or campground, it's crucial to prioritize your hydration and your skin's health. By packing these essential items - face serum, colloidal silver, SPF lip balm, electrolytes, and lotion - you'll be well-prepared to face the sun's rays while keeping yourself protected, hydrated, and nourished. After all, a day in the sun is so much more fun when everyone is feeling happy and healthy.

Wishing you and your family a safe summer!

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