It’s summer time … ohhhhh yeahhh! And that means it’s time to celebrate in the sun, but not without these 10 absolutely must have, can’t live without things.
I mean you can … but you totally shouldn’t have to.
Here’s are 10 things Westchester women told us they NEED to have in the summer time.
1.) A Bathing Suit You Love
Summertime is the best time to love and appreciate your own body and having a swimsuit you feel awesome in is a must. From petite to plus size, there are lots of body positive swimsuits out there this season in all types of styles.
I’ve had success at Target, Walmart and Bloomingdale’s in White Plains. Tell us in the comments where you’ve had success!
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2.) Friction/Sweat Proof Products
Chub rub, a.k.a. skazda-ta in some Italian circles (probably not spelled right, but it’s when your thighs rub together), cleavage sweat (which we refer to here as “skleave”) and heat rashes happen to the best of us in the summer.
You don’t have to live like that. No one needs to spend a summer day walking like a penguin in pain.
To prevent chub rub, try Bandelettes. They’re these sexy little lace bands that go over your thighs to prevent chub rub.
Sneaky peak of my @MishLingerie Lace Bandalettes! They’re comfortable to wear and prevents chafing in the summer!
If you prefer powder, try Lady Anti Monkey Butt or some good ole’ baby powder.
Anti-Monkey Butt Powder Lady 6 oz. Bottle of Calamine Powder, 2-Pack http://t.co/iEwptcdx1D
Powder will also help prevent a skleave outbreak before it starts and bra chaffing.
If you already have chub rub, try using Destin diaper rash cream. It works like a charm to sooth even the worst cases of thigh or bra chaffing.
3.) Treat Yo Self to a Frozen Treat
Whether you’re a FroYo freak or run like a mad woman when you hear the ice cream truck bells, treating yourself to ice cream and other frozen treats is one of the greatest legacies of summer.
We love Yogolicious in Pleasantville! Where’s your favorite Westchester ice cream and yogurt joint?
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4.) Skin Protection
Sunscreen … don’t even think about leaving the house without this on. The sun … it’s no joke. Not wearing sunscreen is not worth it, and not an option for us. Right now we’re using CeraVe sunscreen and heard that it’s a good moisturizer and doesn’t make your face too greasy or stiff like some sunscreens.
Foto: CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM Sunscreen SPF 30 http://t.co/BX8f9zA3kY
We LOVE the sun. But it’s pretty powerful so, you might want to also grab a sun hat (which can also instantly make you look glamorous and high budget, if you’re into that, will providing protection). Here are some suggestions from Vouge via The Glass Pineapple.
What sun hat should you wear on the beach this summer? http://t.co/i0kqAZMXLu http://t.co/UCEHsPPWPV @voguemagazine
5.) Summer Love
Summer is the season of love. The first place we hope you to find summer love is within yourself.
Gotta love yourself 1st and foremost 💯💯💯💯
Let’s also love our family, neighbors, friends, children, your pets, lovers, jobs and everything else. Just love, love, summertime love!
And let’s not forget one of our favorite things about summer – the summer fling. Here are Julieanne Smolinski‘s instructions on how to execute a flawless summer fling … you’re welcome!
How to have a regret-free summer fling http://t.co/Vs5Po23d8u
6.) Lots of Water
Staying fully hydrated is KEY when it comes to maintaining energy and fending off fatigue during the day. This is even more important in warmer weather when we need more water to stay hydrated.
Though there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to how much water you should be drinking. POPSUGAR reports that the average woman needs about 91 ounces or 2.7 liters of water a day.
But other factors come into play, like how active you are or how much time you spend in the some. Read POPSUGAR’s article here for more information on how to stay properly hydrated this summer.
7.) A Summer Soundtrack
Summer isn’t really summer without your summer song. Every single summer deserves not only a distinct anthem but an entire mix of songs that represent that specific summer. After you make your summer mix, make sure you burn a CD copy for your friends!
Our friends at Ms. Magazine made a mix just for you ladies! Check it out:
The Ultimate Feminist Summer Mixtape http://t.co/sF5fMZr9WL
8.) Lightweight PJs
If you’re not one to go buff under the sheets in the summer, then lightweight PJs are a MUST. Those flannel bottoms and cozy cotton long sleeve shirts will stick to you in the summer heat and can make you toss and turn all night. I can’t sleep unless I am at the proper temperature.
Huffington Post wrote an article on summer PJs that give you an idea of what styles are out there, but tell us where you buy summer PJs in Westchester.
9.) Lip Defense
Have you ever felt what it’s like to get sunburn on your lips? Well, we hope you don’t because it is the worst ever.
Ashlee got sunburn on her lips and now they’re all swollen and she looks like this
During the summer you’re going to want to up your lip balm game to one that has sunscreen in it.
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10.) Hair Care
Don’t let your hair frizz up or let that color fade in the sun. Our favoritest summer hair product of all time is:
Easy #BeachWaves #Tutorial using @JohnFriedaUK Beach Blonde Pro! See how- http://t.co/b4cmI92g3x via #bblogger @syzia
It gives you mermaid hair. Yes, soft, wavy, loose, beach smelling, mermaid hair.
You can also try using a leave-in conditioning spray when you go to the beach or are out in the sun, to keep your hair from drying up. Also, don’t forget shampoo and conditioner that helps your hair color stay longer.
So, that’s our list ladies. Now it’s your turn to tell us your summer must-haves in the comments. Happy summer! <3