Unless you want to stay inside the house until summer is over, let's face it, it's the time of the year when the sun wants to be noticed. You just can't escape it and the terrible heat it brings to your body. So how do you get through the hot summer days? Below we show you the items that we think should be inside your summer bag every single time you go outside.
Skin is your first line of defense against disease causing microorganisms so we better protect it against damage (like sunburn) at all times. To keep your skin healthy and beautiful, lather on some sunscreen before you go out. Keep it in your bag so you can reapply once or twice throughout the day. The higher the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) the better.
TIM suggests Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF
2. Lip balm
Just like your skin, your lips also need protection from the sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause chapped lips which is ugly and painful. Keep a lip balm in your bag to prevent this or use a lipstick with high SPF.
TIM suggests Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm with SPF 20, $2.97
Let us not forget about our precious eyes. When the sun is out, always bring your sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Keep in mind that not all sunglasses give you 100% sun protection as there are pairs in the market that don't live up to this promise. Always buy from reputable sunglass stores or consult a professional.
TIM suggests Black Flys FLY HOLIDAY Womens Sunglasses, $30
4. Hair ties
It's nice to let your hair down and flaunt that beautiful summer waves. However, don't you remember how frustrating it was when you felt the need to put your hair up in a bun to somehow let your body breathe but there was not a single hair tie available? Never let that happen again!
TIM suggests Vidal Sassoon Medium No Crimper Elastics (30 Count), $1.99
5. Oil absorbing sheets
Oil absorbing sheet is a lifesaver. Lightly wipe it on your skin and it will absorb the visible oil on your face like magic. Be sure to keep them in your bag and you'll be thankful you have them to the rescue before you get to that final meeting for the day.
TIM suggests Clean & Clear Instant Oil-Absorbing Sheets (50 Sheets), $4.99
6. Bottle of water
Last but definitely not the least, always have a bottle of water with you. It is most important to keep your body hydrated all day long because we lose water much faster than normal during summer.
TIM suggests Contigo AUTOSEAL Water Bottle, 24oz, $10.99 — save by using reusable bottles!