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17 Recommended Ways To Keep Your Skin Happy This Summer

Banish bites, burns, chafing, and more.

Zoë Burnett / Buzzfeed

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." — fullmetalannabelleGet yourself a tube ($14.99) here.
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"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.

2. Lush Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

"If you too have the bosoms and lack the thigh gap of legend, use this to help rid yourself of the terror that is summer sweat chafing." — siridGrab a bottle ($8.95) here.
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"If you too have the bosoms and lack the thigh gap of legend, use this to help rid yourself of the terror that is summer sweat chafing." — sirid

Grab a bottle ($8.95) here.

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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." — MrsH810Pick one up ($24.99) here.
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"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.

5. Fresh Breasts

"It keeps my big boobies fresh even in a heat wave!" — kellym41fa955f0Pick some up ($11.99) here.
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"It keeps my big boobies fresh even in a heat wave!" — kellym41fa955f0

Pick some up ($11.99) here.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil

"Combining the two makes for the quickest sunburn relief." — alexxa42e4e8e84

Grab some apple cider vinegar ($5.39) here, and coconut oil ($9.67) here.

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7. Permethrin

"You spray it into your clothes, and it provides six weeks of mosquito protection per outfit." — emmag48a366955Find some ($5.99) here.
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"You spray it into your clothes, and it provides six weeks of mosquito protection per outfit." — emmag48a366955

Find some ($5.99) 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!" — coldiceGet yourself some ($4.48) here.
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"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.

9. Peppermint Oil

"It repels most bugs. I mix some oil with water and spray it around my room and office every few days, and it keeps me from having to kill spiders!" — cheyennet458d45fdeFind a four oz bottle ($11.95) here.
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"It repels most bugs. I mix some oil with water and spray it around my room and office every few days, and it keeps me from having to kill spiders!" — cheyennet458d45fde

Find a four oz bottle ($11.95) 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!" — jmeabGet some ($8.99) here.
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"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.

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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, FacebookGet a starter kit ($7.99) here.
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"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." — cindarrellaGet yourself a stick ($5.99) right here.
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"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.

13. Aloe Vera Lotion

"Choose lotion over straight-up gel, which gets sticky, and keep it in the fridge. It feels so wonderful on a burn." — Katherine Haché, FacebookPick some up ($4.99) here.
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"Choose lotion over straight-up gel, which gets sticky, and keep it in the fridge. It feels so wonderful on a burn." — Katherine Haché, Facebook

Pick some up ($4.99) here.

14. Bug Repellant Bracelets

"I like the waterproof, stretchy ones. I put them around my ankle and it keeps bugs away all day." — Sammie TherriaultGet a pack of 10 ($15.99) here.
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"I like the waterproof, stretchy ones. I put them around my ankle and it keeps bugs away all day." — Sammie Therriault

Get a pack of 10 ($15.99) here.

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15. Tiki Torches

"I use the Citronella ones." — Monkey8BananaFind yourself some ($5.98 each) here.
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"I use the Citronella ones." — Monkey8Banana

Find yourself some ($5.98 each) here.

16. Absorbine Jr.

"It's meant for pain relief, but I use it to fend off gnats. I'm never bothered by them when I put some on my neck and wrists." — paiger45a2a9223Pick some up ($6.88) here.
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"It's meant for pain relief, but I use it to fend off gnats. I'm never bothered by them when I put some on my neck and wrists." — paiger45a2a9223

Pick some up ($6.88) 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, FacebookFind yourself some ($8.99) here.
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"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.

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