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5 Drugstore Beauty Products You Need In Your Summer Arsenal

Let's face it — when all of the money from your summer job is being spent on poolside snack bar food and local happy hours, there isn't much left over for beauty products. With a trip to the drugstore, taking care of yourself this summer doesn't have to be expensive.

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1. Aloe Fresh Vaseline Body Lotion

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Summer sun means burns and peeling skin, which is never a good look. While slicking on the sunscreen goes without saying, this aloe-infused moisturizer is so light that you can use it all over...even your face! Perfect for applying before bed onto sun-scorched skin.

2. Three Sisters of Nature Spiral Pudding

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Whether your hair is thick and textured or thin and flat, there is a way to make this product work for you. Typically found in the ethnic hair care section, this hair pudding can be used to create defined curls and waves in your hair, no matter the weather. Use it to define and tame your natural texture and curls, or apply it before bed and braid your hair to wake up with awesome waves.

3. Chicken Poop

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Crazy, right? Contrary to the name, there is no poop involved. This herbal lip balm smells like lavender and goes on clear, offering sun protection and healing moisture to your lips. Unlike other balms, this one is made from all-natural oils and herbs that will have you buying this product again and again.

4. Wide elastic hair ties

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These wide elastic ribbons are the perfect way to keep your hair out of your face and off of your neck on the hottest days of summer. They don't leave large creases in your hair like other pony tail holders, and fit comfortably on your wrist so your hand doesn't turn blue from loss of circulation. They cost a bit more than the average hair ties, but they also don't snap nearly as often. If your hair is too short to put up in a hair tie, look for the headband-sized elastics!

5. St. Ives Purifying Sea Salt Bodywash

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This body wash is packed with pumice and salt crystals to exfoliate and renew your skin each time you shower. It's gentle enough to be used every day, and will help slough off the dead skin cells left over from old sunburns. Plus, it smells incredible and is infused with sea kelp to help nourish and replenish your tired skin.

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