Inside Our Beach Bag: Summer Essentials We Can’t Do Without

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As you can imagine, our friends and families often ask us for recommendations on products we love and use. Luckily for us, trying the best products out there is kind of part of our job. Of course, with all the billions of product possibilities we have a few essentials that we use time and time again. These are products we don’t leave home without during the hot summer months. (Because no one wants to have sunburns and sweaty armpits!)

Here are our summer must-haves that make life easier in hot, humid weather.


dove7We hope you already use sunglasses, but if you don’t, you need to start. Not just because they look “fashionable” but because they protect your eyes from UV damage and vision problems. Going out in bright sunlight without sunglasses can damage your vision sooner than normal and cause problems like cataracts and  macular degeneration, which is when the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the retina becomes damaged and impairs vision.

Sun Hats

Ladies, sunblock is not enough. UV rays can still get through even the strongest sunblock and cause damage to your skin. This why you should always, always wear a sun hat when spending time in the sun. This will help prevent dark spots, sunburns, and premature aging that often happens below the skin and appears later in life. Put a hat on. Trust us!


dove1When is it ever a good time to leave home without deodorant? In the summer months an effective anti-perspirant is even more essential. This is why we use Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. Not only does it go on dry and invisible, but it protects against wetness and odor for 48 hours! Plus, it has moisturizers, so your underarms stay  dry and soft and smooth. We also love how it goes on dry so you can get ready in a hurry with no wait. Ready to #TryDry? Go here for more info on Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant.

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is seriously a life saver -especially during humid, hot months where greasy hair appears much sooner than we’d like. Whether it’s caused by humidity, sweating or sunblock, oily hair is one of the most annoying parts of summer. We always keep a bottle of dry shampoo, like Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo, which helps revive and de-grease your hair in a snap!

Power Bank

dove8We never leave home without a backup power bank, but during hot summer months when your battery runs down quicker, having a power bank on hand is even more handy. No, you’re not hallucinating, you phone does die quicker during hot months. Heat tends to drain batteries faster, so you may notice your phone is dead much sooner than normal. Save yourself the hassle and snag up a power bank.

Cover Ups

If you’re like us and putting any clothing on during sticky, humid beach days is a chore, then cover-ups are probably in your wardrobe, too. We live by cover ups during the summer and never go to the beach without one.

Thank you, Dove, for sponsoring this post! All opinions are our own.


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