As the weather warms up, it may be time to change up your skin and hair routine with products that cleanse, hydrate, and protect from the summer heat! I visited my local Family Dollar store to pick a few of my must-have summer skin and hair care products for women…and for men, too!
Taking care of your skin during the summer seems like a simple task, but the summer can wreak havoc on your face if you don’t choose the right skin care products. The sun can be harsh on your face, especially because it can cause sweat buildup, sunburn, dehydration, clogged pores, and dry skin.
Family Dollar Makeup Remover Wet Cleansing Towelettes make it quick and easy for you to remove makeup, impurities, and even stubborn waterproof mascara.
For a deeper pore cleanse, try using the Family Dollar Deep Cleansing Pore Strips.
Another great way to get clean, smooth skin is by using one of my favorite cleansing tools, the Modesa Facial Cleansing Buff exfoliates your skin to help remove dead skin cells.
I recommend using Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap daily because it contains no synthetic ingredients, plus it helps with hair growth for long, summer locks.
To de-stress and soothe irritated skin, try the Montagne Jeunesse Peel-Off Masque with Cucumber.
Bonus Beauty Tip: During the summer, your face is exposed to the sun everyday. A common mistake people make is going out in the sun without a sunscreen moisturizer – which only makes your exisiting blemishes darker. If you are using a skin product to remove dark spots or blemishes, like one of my faves - Ambi Skincare Fade Cream, be sure to apply a facial moisturizer like Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen to protect and make your dark spot to disappear faster.
FYI: You should wear sunscreen everyday during the summer, even on rainy summer days!
Showing off your beach body means that more than likely you are going to want to remove unwanted hair on your arms, legs, and bikini area. Try investing in hair removal products that also moisturize the skin.
The Veet Gel Cream Hair Remover contains ingredients that can help restore your skin’s hydration levels, and allows skin to stay smooth twice as long as shaving.
Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit is an easy-to-use way to wax at home, giving your bikini area a smoother, cleaner look that can last up to 8 weeks.
For those die-hard shaving fans, Noxema Super Smooth Triple Blade Disposable Shavers are great because they use skin-softening jojoba strips that moisturize and help protect against nicks and cuts.
*Bonus Beauty Tip: Many skin products can have multiple uses. A great way to get super hydrated, silky soft skin is to apply Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil to wet skin before shaving. After showering, try making a cocktail of the Body Oil and Family Dollar Healthy Glow Daily Moisturizer to give deep moisture that will last 24 hours!
The sun’s rays can be seriously damaging to the skin, so protecting it is important!
Family Dollar carries a wide array of sunscreen protection products for the entire family. A few of my favorite sunscreen products are Banana Boat Sunblock Lotion for Baby and Kids, both products are waterproof, and protect with no tears or stinging.
Another great product, is the BullFrog Mosquito Coast Sunscreen Spray, which also contains an insect repellant that protects from pesky bug bites for up to 8 hours!
*Bonus Beauty Tip: Don’t forget to protect your pout with Blistex Medicated Berry Balm,which contains sunscreen and seals in moisture to prevent dry lips in the summer heat.
The summer heat can be unbearably, making the body sweat. Here are a few suggestions on keeping you cool when it gets too hot.
Secret Clinical Strength Sport Deodorant, which is specially designed for athletes, will keep you dry during all your summer activities.
Another problem that people suffer with during the summer can be sweaty feet. Try tackling your tart-smelling toes with Johnson’s Foot Soap. It freshens with baking soda, then follow-up with Odor Eaters Foot & Sneaker Spray Powder, which destroys odor fast keeping feet sweat free!
*Bonus Beauty Tip: After a bath or shower, apply Family Dollar Shower and Bath Body Powder with chamomile. It contains sweat absorbing and skin-calming ingredients to keep you dry all day. Just dust on areas of your body that sweat the most.
*Summer Skin Care Relief
Accidents happen all year long, but they seem to happen a lot more during the summertime. I found a few products that can heal during the heat.
When swimming, cuts and scrapes can become irritated by salty beach water and chlorine filled pools, so to combat that, use New-Skin Liquid Bandage, which is waterproof and protects wounds.
Sometimes the heat can be overwhelming, especially when there’s no shade in sight. An easy way to keep skin cool is to travel with a few Curad Instant Cold Packs to apply to the forehead and neck when you’re feeling overheated.
Bad sunburns are common during summer months, so be sure to soothe the skin with Tropic Sun Instant Burn Relief with Aloe. It relieves the skin with ingredients like lidocaine to cool and moisturize.
*Tools, Haircare, Styling Products & Accessories
Keeping your hair looking good during the summer can be challenging! The sun and water can dry up your hair, stripping it of natural oils, and resulting in super frizzy looking hair. Here are a few products that will help to prevent these problems and restore moisture back to your hair.
Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Dry Hair Shampoo + Conditioner infuses the hair with a natural hydration boost, Garnier Color Shield Conditioner is perfect to protect your color because it contains sunscreen, and deeply nourishes the hair with grape seed oil even after 45 washes!
To prevent dry, flaky hair in the summertime, I recommend using the Family Dollar Medicated Dandruff Shampoo or Family Dollar Therapeutic T + Plus Gel Shampoo. For girls rocking straight straight styles this summer, try the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Haircare Collection to keep the frizz from flaring up in the heat. You can find the entire Tresemme Keratin Haircare Collection at Family Dollar!
Bonus Beauty Tip: Want long, luscious locks this summer?! Try this homemade hair treatment recipe using Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap. Check out this recipe from a fan here !
Here are a few hair accessories and tools to give your hair a little extra appeal while the weather is hot!
I found the Conair Instant Heat Hot Brush for only $9.00, which is not only a great deal, but effective for creating easy, effortless hairstyles.
When hair gets tangled from sweat or drying beach and pool water, try using Family Dollar Spray-On Detangler, which is great for use on both wet and dry hair.
Keep curly hair styled with ease by using products that enhance, define, and hold your curls. Try these great products, like Got 2 B Kinkier Curling Spray Gel for coarse hair, Aussie Sprunch Mousse + Leave In Conditioner to create more daring styles, Garnier Fructis Curl Shaping Spray Gel for a strong hold, or Suave Captivating Curls Whipped Cream Mousse for those that want a more natural soft curl.
I also found some great hair accessories to keep your hair protected or out of your the face. Try these: Modesa Head Wraps and Hair Pins, Srunci No Damage Ponytail Elastics, and Family Dollar Zebra Striped Visor.
*Bonus Beauty Tip: Less is more during the summer, especially if wearing makeup is not an option. Try accessorizing your look with other beauty and style accessories, like Sally Hansen and L.A Colors fun colored nail polishes and a pair of Family Dollar Sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.
Guys want to look cool for the summer too! So, here are a few products that I found for the fellas to get them looking their best during the summer months.
Keep your hair and skin looking great with a multipurpose product, specially designed for men to cleanse and condition - Suave Men 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Bodywash.
Moisturize the skin with Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Men Face + Body Lotion to help fight dry skin.
When shaving, keep Woltra Nick Relief Styptic Pencils handy, they help to stop bleeding from razor nicks and cuts (this product is great for the ladies too!).
When traveling or participating in outdoor activities, try these guy friendly skin products: Bod Man Really Ripped Abs Fragrance Body Spray to keep you smelling great after workouts, Off Active Sweat Resistant Insect Repellent Spray to keep bugs from biting and Chap Stick Lip Moisturizer with sunscreen that hydrates for 8 hours!
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By Nicole Williams of StyleMakers.TV