Top 5 Summer Survival Kit Items

Summer is almost upon us again, and we can't forget how important it is to protect our hair and skin from the sun. So, aside from green smoothies and a new swimsuit, we’re stocking up on a couple of other essentials that will help us take on the summer in style. Check out our top five must-haves in our summer survival kits. For us, it’s all about hydrate, moisture, and protect.


number 1

Hydrating lip balm

Use a hydrating lip balm. Because you don’t want the extra time in the sun to dry out your lips. We love Burt's Bees pomegranate flavored lip balm, which offers moisture with just a subtle hint of color.

number 2

Moisturizing hair products

Give your hair some extra love and hydration. Summer can dry out hair, and the extra time we spend in the sun can do some serious damage. We recommend transitioning to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that offers built-in UV protection. A hydrating, UV-protectant leave-in conditioner is also a necessity for those of you who love spending time outside. To tackle all of these needs, we love DESIGNLINE’s Ultimate Radiance line.

number 3

Reusable water bottle

Start drinking from a reusable water bottle. We have to do what we can for the environment, and this is one small choice that has a huge impact. We love to infuse our water with blueberries, strawberries, lemons, or mint. Rather than paying for flavored water, this alternative is so much tastier and doesn't have harmful additives.

number 4


Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 to your face every morning. (Bonus points if it’s built into your moisturizer—an easy way to save a step in your morning routine.) We love Hemp Bronzing Moisturizers, which not only protect from the sun, but offer a natural glow to skin.

number 5


Sunglasses are a must for the summer. Invest in a pair that will protect your eyes from UV rays—and that will keep you looking oh-so-stylish in the process. Look for a style that flatters your face shape and compliments your hair color and you’ll look endlessly pulled together.

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