8 Must Haves in Your Handbag This Summer!

It is summer time, while you are having some fun in the sun, we decided to keep you posted with 8 Summer must haves this season.

 

Sunglasses: Other than being a fashion accessory, sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes from UV, which could damage the eyelid, cornea and lens. Choose good quality sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV, when choosing sunglasses go for those with 99 – 100% UV protection  (Both UVA and UVB rays) also go for wraparound sunglasses to provide all-angle protection to your eye.

Remember that the color or darkness of the shades has no effect on UV protection.

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Moisturising Lip Balm: It is very common for us to end up with chapped lips after a long day out in the sun. Although it may look like a natural lip liner, it is painful! Nivea, Labello and Luna are all available at almost all local pharmacies, the price ranges from 10-19 EGP, check El Ezaby Pharmacy   Summer Guide for more varieties.

 

Sun Cream: Sun Screen is best applied 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun, to allow the skin to absorb it.  Skin is very sensitive and if not protected properly, will get damaged! So instead of going 5 tones darker, put some sunscreen, and even if you feel like tanning, tanning oils have some protection against the sun.Choose 30 + SPF (Sun Protection Factor) or higher, which keeps out 87% of the harmful UVB from damaging the skin. Remember you should reapply after a maximum of 2 hours to ensure proper protection.

 

Water Bottle: HYDRATE! At any other time of the year I wouldn’t stress on hydration, but this summer, it is a MUST!

 

Hand Sanitizer: Carrying around hand sanitizer is helpful in our beloved Egypt this summer; after all it is better be safe than pick up germs and dirt around the capital.

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Coconut Oil!  Yes, you heard it right 🙂 .. Have you noticed recent facial peeling or dryness, there is one thing to help treat all this: coconut oil. It has a natural SPF of 4 great for pre-sun or post-sun exposure. It is also a natural lip moisturiser. You could also mix it with brown sugar or sea salt and you could use it as a body scrub.  The cost varies according to bottle quantity and brand. For example Imtenan sells the 50ml container starting at 45 LE, Metro and Carrefour have it for prices ranging from 50-100 LE

 

Nail Buffer: When nails are exposed to sunlight and water, they usually get weak and brittle, therefore a nail clipper and buffer are vital. Keep them with you just in case.

 

Hair Detangler: it sounds like a magical thing doesn’t it? it’s not a hair comb, it is a hair DETANGLER! Someone awesome invented a brush that helps detangle hair. This is great for helping you comb your hair without losing half of it.

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