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17 Recommended Ways To Keep Your Skin Happy This Summer

Banish bites, burns, chafing, and more.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what one item has improved their summer the most. Here are the products they say have saved their skin:

1. Bare Republic Mineral Face SPF

"It never stings my eyes, doesn’t change the color of my makeup, smells like sweet tarts (!!!), and best of all, it stays matte and never goes greasy on my oily skin." — fullmetalannabelle

Get yourself a tube ($14.99) here.


3. ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent

"I live in the woods near two lakes and could never sit outdoors due to all the mosquitoes, but now I can sit outside as long as I want, and I haven’t had a bite in years. I love this repellent not just because it works, but because it isn’t harmful like using DEET and I don’t have to spray anything all over my body every time I go outdoors." — MrsH810

Pick one up ($24.99) here.

4. Piz Buin Sun Lipstick

"I used to get burnt lips on vacation, even when I would apply sun cream over them, but this lipstick has honestly changed my life. It’s so moisturizing, and gets me through the summer with one less thing to worry about!" — alisoni4b0743a2a

Pick up a tube ($9.38) here.


8. Benadryl Itch Cooling Gel

"It works on minor burns, sunburn, cuts and scrapes, bug bites, rashes from poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, and other irritations. It says it’s for children, but it works just fine on adults too!" — coldice

Get yourself some ($4.48) here.


10. Banana Boat Coolzone Spray Sunscreen

"As a lifeguard, this has saved my summers, because I’m no longer constantly burnt — and I love that when it comes out, it makes your skin feel cold!" — jmeab

Get some ($8.99) here.

11. Off! Clip-Ons

"I'm basically mosquito bait, so my go-to repellent of choice is anything with a high percentage of DEET... but when I'm going to an event that doesn't involve much moving around, these clip-ons provide protection without covering every inch of my skin in chemicals." — Laura Lim Prescott, Facebook

Get a starter kit ($7.99) here.

12. Gold Bond Friction Defense

"It looks like a deodorant stick, but it’s for all the spots that rub together and get chafed. It lasts for hours and is pretty water resistant, so it’s great for avoiding chub rub while working out or going to the beach." — cindarrella

Get yourself a stick ($5.99) right here.


17. Extra Strength Hydrocortisone Cream

"I have Acintic Prurigo so summer is my eternal enemy, and this is the only way I'm able to make it through. Seriously, I use this shit like lotion." — Mandi Fleetwood, Facebook

Find yourself some ($8.99) here.

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.