While you're having ridiculous amounts of fun this summer-swimming in the ocean, relaxing in the sun, taking a dip in the pool, or shopping on vacay-don't forget that our favorite seasonal activities can wreak havoc on hair, nails, and skin.
The truth is that you'd never wear your winter clothes in the summer (or vice versa), so why would you expect the same products to keep you pretty all year long? This summer, invest in these nine essentials to cover every situation swimmingly.
A Sunscreen You Love and Will Wear
Nothing can ruin a day like a burn. (Also, premature aging) If you don't already, start wearing sunscreen each and every day. Find one you like, so you have no excuses not to wear it, and remember that there are great options at every price point. This dry-touch formula from Walgreens applies smoothly and cleanly just expensive sunscreens, yet it's a third of the price. Keep it in your purse and reapply often. ($8.99, Walgreens)
An All-Purpose Oil
Rought patch soother? Hair repairer? Burn make-go-away-er? Yes. Melvita Argan Oil can be used to moisturize, soothe, and protect whatever gets itchy, rough, or uncomfortable. ($28, Melvita.com)
A Refreshing Face Wash
Ditch the ultra-rich cleansers for the next few months and pick one that dissolves oil and grime and rinses clean. Bonus points if it's minty and refreshing! (Renee Rouleau Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel, $35.50, Reneerouleau.com)