My daily beauty routine changes quite a bit when summer arrives. Hot and humid days filled with lots of sun and exercise means my winter beauty products need a little extra help. I’ve found the most amazing products while strolling the aisles of Family Dollar, and here’s a few that are perfect for keeping your skin, feet, and sanity intact while saving money at the same time.
Dr. Teals Epsom Salt
This is hands-down my favorite type of bath soak. Long, active days in the sun mean I need some help winding down at the end of the day, and treating minor aching muscles as well. Dr. Teal’s Lavender Epsom Salts are my go-to product for de-stressing, relaxing, and getting a great night sleep!
Sesame Body Oil
I used to be addicted to the name brand of this version until I discovered there was a generic brand. I add a few drops to my bath each night and it keeps my skin glowing and staves off dryness from days spent in the pool and sun. In the morning, I’ll use it directly on my skin post-shower to get ready for the day ahead. It keeps my skin moisturized and soft all summer long! With a gentle scent, the light oil soaks into skin immediately and helps keep that summer glow going strong.
Unfortunately, summer also brings with it splinters and ticks. I have a few of these point tip tweezers on hand stashed in various rooms for the necessary extractions—splinters and ticks aren’t fun, so it’s good to be prepared for them when the need arises. Of course, you can also use the tweezers to keep your brows perfectly shaped — one of the quickest big changes you can make!
Johnson’s Baby Powder
This talcum powder gets my vote for the best all-around product on this list. We use it for the magic trick of getting sand off your hands at the beach (try it, it really works!). It’s also great for patting on moist skin when a towel just isn’t doing the job, or using on the kids if they have an area of irritation such as bathing suit straps. If you work outdoors a lot, you probably already use this daily. We keep one in our beach bag and another by the changing table at all times!
Kerasal Foot Therapy
I know, feet, yuck. But the truth is if you’re wearing flip-flops and sandals, your feet are exposed not only to the elements, but also to everyone you see! Keep your tootsies looking fresh by applying Kerasal to your heels, and rock those strappy sandals with pride.
Five products and a zillion uses. Summer beauty is easy when you have the right tools in your arsenal! What are your go-to beauty products for summer? Any new ones you’d like to try?