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Ultimate Summer Survival Kit For Your Skin

Ultimate Summer Survival Kit For Your Skin: Photography by Scott Darling

Photography by Scott Darling

Blame what you will—climate change, your fair complexion—but there’s no denying your face is going to take a beating this summer. And while a single bottle of ­bodywash might be enough to get you through the winter, you’ll need a more sophisticated bag of tricks to fight back the season’s blazing sun, aggressive bugs and ocean winds. Before that first long weekend at the beach arrives, assemble a ­toiletry kit that will keep your skin safe, smooth and sunburn free.

Camo Kit
Stash your gear in this Cordura dopp kit ­emblazoned with a woodland camouflage pattern. Jack Spade Swedish M90 travel kit ($165)­

Bug off
Spiked with natural bug repellents such as citronella, rosemary and cedar, this balm is the organic way to protect against pests. Badger Anti-Bug Balm ($10)

Burn Out
Because we know you’re going to push that savage tan a little too hard at some point, you’d better load up on a restorative, ­rehydrating aloe ­vera–infused ­moisturizing spray. Sun Bum Cool Down spray ($12)

Daily Dose
Avoid lifeguard zinc face with this lotion that goes on sheer and provides SPF 30 protection.­ Peter Thomas Roth Moisture Defense lotion ($42)

Lip Service
You’ll want to keep your lips smooth and your Suzy Chapstick happy with this SPF 12 lip balm. ­Available at ­themotley.com. Buckler’s Chapped Lip Remedy ($8)

The Shield
This ­performance- oriented sunscreen is formulated to provide long-lasting protection, keep your hands from getting slippery and not drip into your eyes.­ Sun Bum Pro SPF 50 sunscreen ($13)

Scrub off
Dead skin is gross skin. Strip it off with this oatmeal body scrub. Kiehl’s Ultimate Man body scrub soap ($15)

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