From natural bug repellents to luxe relief sprays.
It seems as if spending a generous amount of time outside is on everyone's summer to-do list. Even though there's nothing quite like the feeling of the warm embrace the sun imprints onto your skin, in order to truly enjoy your fun in the sun, you'll need to protect your skin from the environment—and we're not just talking about sunscreen here.
Aside from the sun's harmful UV rays, there are numerous outdoor elements that can leave you and your skin wishing you hadn't set foot outside at all. From abnormally large mosquito bites to agitating heat rashes, there's a lot to caution yourself from this summer. While we want to take all the proper steps to ensure our skin stays intact while staying outside, it's important to keep the environment in mind, as well.
While the definition of "clean beauty" and who it's actually meant for is still up for debate within the beauty space, it's still probably in your best interest to find products formulated with a minimal amount of ingredients that won't cause harm to you or the environment when used or dispersed outside. We know how exhausting it can be to try to find replacements for all your outdoor go-to's, but not to worry, that's why we're here.
Below, you'll find nine different outdoor products that will provide relief without harming your skin (or the environment).
If you're like me, and you often find yourself sweating a lot during the summer, then you should really consider using this natural deodorant. This roll-on stick formula helps slow down the production of hair growth while leaving a natural scent of sage.
Hands down, this is one of the best natural bug repellents on the market. Aside from the $10 price tag, this bug spray is made DEET-free and repels both mosquitoes and ticks for up to four to six hours. And since it's a non-sticky oil spray, you can constantly reapply without worrying about any greasy residue.
We get it, no one likes to chafe—that's why this stick will definitely come in handy this summer. From your thighs to boob sweat, this coconut-infused anti-chafe stick will relieve and prevent any and all discomfort.
This is for those days where you accidentally forget to re-apply your sunscreen and wake up the next morning with burnt, irritated skin. Skip the messy aloe vera gel, and go for this cooling aloe mist to soothe and cool down wherever you need it most.
If you're gearing up to go camping this summer, this skin-care set is a must-have to avoid bug bites. There's the bug repellent cream, where a little goes a long way, and the bar soap, which works wonders to help keep pests away. Use it first thing in the morning and at night before bed to ensure no harsh bites as you rest.
Cracked and dry skin is still a possibility, even if it isn't cold outside. This rich balm-style moisturizer is formulated with lanolin to help alleviate dryness, and it's small enough that it won't be a hassle to take on any outdoor outing.
Filled with living probiotics, this topical spray helps to regulate oil production, maintain moisture levels, and balance your skin's pH and microbiome—all things that protect the skin from the elements and keep it healthy no matter where you go.
This new bug spray contains a specific strain of Indonesian citronella that effectively repels mosquitoes while also leaving a sweet citrus-vanilla scent behind.
Made with aloe sourced straight from the plant, this relief gel will help ease any cuts, scrapes, rashes, or burns you might get on your next outdoor excursion.
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