Secrets To Beautiful Summer Skin

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Everyone wants healthy looking and feeling skin, especially during the summer. Great skin makes you feel good on the inside and on the outside and there are tools you can use to have the best skin.

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Secrets To Beautiful Summer Skin

So often when we think of skincare, we jump to the skin on our faces, but that is just a tiny piece of the skincare puzzle. Our skin covers our entire body and plays an integral part in our overall health, and as such, we need to take extra care of it during the summer months. Thankfully, CVS has us covered, and all I have to do to stock up products to take care of my skin this summer is to head into my local CVS. They have everything I need!

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Here are my secrets to beautiful summer skin.

coconut oil for healthy skin tips

Coconut Oil Is King.

Yes, I’m totally going there. Not only do I love to add CVS Cold Pressed Coconut Oil to pretty much everything I eat, but I also love to use it to keep my skin soft and moisturized. I don’t apply it right before I head out into the sun, but instead, I use it throughout the day as a natural lotion. I also apply it at night to my face after I’ve been out in the sun, and I wake up with glowing skin!

tips to take care of your skin

Did you spend a little too much time in the sun, or miss a spot when you applied your sun protection? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us and there is help available. Cortisone ointment and CVS Regular Strength Pain Relief both help take the sting away and keep you from itching and harming delicate skin.

staying hydrated

Last but not least, is to stay hydrated no matter where you are enjoying your summer days. From the beach to the pool, and everywhere in between, you have to have a hydration plan. We love to bring ice water with us when we leave the house, but when we forget, or just want a better for you treat we head into CVS for some flavored sparkling water. It is so refreshing and fun to drink.

After we are back home, we also remember to use CVS Aftersun Aloe Vera Lotion. You don’t have to have had direct contact with the sun to benefit from its use. Wind and even air conditioning can damage skin and the healing benefits of aloe vera are massive. It also helps your skin from getting that dried out, tight feeling that can often happen during the warmer months… especially if you live or visit a drier climate.  

How do you take extra good care of your skin in the summer?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.


  • I would never have thought of using coconut oil on my skin. I can just imagine how amazing it makes your skin. I get so dry in the Summer… especially since I pretty much live at the pool. Thanks for sharing.

  • I’ve never thought to use coconut oil on my skin. That’s a great idea and one I’m sure will lead to my skin being super soft 🙂

  • I have never thought about using coconut oil on my skin like that! I actually just came back from the beach last week could’ve used it there.

  • Coconut oil and aloe are my favorites. They’re really great for the skin. Coconut oil always leaves your skin so soft. What I love about aloe is that it’s great for the skin, especially for sunburns!

  • I spend a lot of time in the sun over the summer. I need to start using coconut oil and drinking more water.

  • I was just there today. I love that store – it’s so convenient and so easy to find items.

  • Yes, yes, and yes to coconut oil! I’ve had problem skin since I was a little girl and coconut oil has been the most effective out of everything else I’ve tried.

  • I love aloe vera on my skin. I’ve used coconut oil before but prefer mixing it with my lotion. These are great products to use all year round.

  • I love CVS brand products and use them often as well. They are a great alternative to the pricey name brands.

  • I definitely need to add some of these products to my summer arsenal. I always try to cover up as much as possible but, with my fair skin, I always manage to burn a little.

  • I am super fair and I steer clear of the sun Haha. I swear by lots and lots of sunscreen and aloe! These are all great products!

  • Coconut oil has made a huge difference in my skin. I have been drinking a lot of water and I see a big difference in my face.

  • I will have to give coconut oil a try. I have used it for cooking but not on my skin. Drinking water is a great way to have younger looking skin.

  • Great post! Aloe is my savior all summer long haha – I have a few different ones I use depending on the day in the sun, but it’s always been my go to! Love it!

  • Skin is really important to guard, especially if you want it looking good with all this summer sun. I really like these tips, thanks for sharing them!

  • Coconut is amazing for our skin. I didn’t know this until last year. I sure wish I knew about it earlier!

  • Keeping your body and your skin hydrated at all times is important especially during the summer. I really like these tips and it’s important to stick to them if you have a lot of vacations lined up!

  • Some great tips. Always thankful to have a CVS close by… it has come in handy so many times.

  • Loved how you wrote this. CVS is my go-to store for these kinds of products. I get migraines when I’m out in the sun too much. Sometimes it’s just worth the pain!

  • I always have after sun skin care products and coconut oil. I hate when my skin gets dry which happens all year long!

  • Good point about the necessity of the cream even without the sun, I’ve had more “damage” from other conditions and sources than from the sun. I want to try that CVS Coconut Oil though, I like what I’m seeing and hearing.

  • I love coconut oil and use it for so many things. I remember being a teen and a friend and I used coconut oil when hitting the beach or pool. At 40 years old, thats been a long time. I am proud to say, I use plenty of sunscreen these days.

  • My skin is so sensitive & I always have to do a lot to make sure to manage it in summer. These are some great tips from you & I agree Coconut Oil plays a major role when it comes to skin care. I would love to try that products from CVS, very particularly the Aloe vera lotion.

  • Coconut oil is indeed everything. I love it for all of its versatile uses. I didn’t know CVS sold coconut oil, I’ll have to check it out.

  • Coconut oil for the win. I put it on my body and face and neck every day, summer or winter. I’ll have to check out that aftersun cream, too. Thanks for sharing. – Yolonda

  • Im happy to say that today I ordered my 2nd jar of coconut oil after reading this post 🙂 Love the stuff, needed a refill and you reminded me!

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