Top 8 Summer Essentials

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Top 8 Summer Essentials

As the chilly nights say their goodbyes, let’s get ready for another season in the country. The season why we’re famous for white-sand beaches and sun-kissed skin—summer will be in town soon, and we better be ready to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays, dehydration, and looking like a mess when it gets uncontrollably hot.

By Ma. Vanessa L. Estinozo

  1. Sunblock

Slather on sunblock with at least SPF 15 to protect your skin for UVB when going about your normal day routine. But if you’re planning to go to the pool to soak up some sun, opt for a higher SPF to prevent any damage on your skin.

This also goes for putting moisturizer with an SPF to avoid the uneven skin of your face and neck. Note that UVB rays also cause skin discolorations, development of wrinkles, and early signs of premature aging.

  1. UV-ray protected sunglasses

Aside from the skin, it is important to keep your eyes healthy by cutting on screen time and taking enough snooze at night. However, in the morning, put on, if not stylish, UV-ray protected sunnies.


In fact, UVA rays can harm eyes through the cornea and reach the lens and retina.

  1. Umbrella or hat

If UV-ray protected sunglasses are a little over the budget, an umbrella will do just fine for your eyes and face.


Also, you can pair your stylish outfit with a wide-brimmed straw hat while hanging out by the pool or get yourself a fedora as a statement piece.

  1. Water bottle

When you’re living in a tropical country, 8 glasses of water a day is not enough. Bring your own tumbler where you can store your own water everywhere you go. Drink at least two liters of water a day, so make sure your tumbler or water bottle can fill up to two liters. Or you can fill it up before heading out then refill before going back. Remember to keep hydrating your body as it is more prone to dizziness and nausea that may be caused by extreme heat.

  1. Loose-fitting, light-colored clothes

Stock up on some loose0fitting and light colored tops or dresses for the season, so that you won’t feel bogged down when it gets too hot.  Try fabrics like cotton in light colors such as white, sky blue, or blush pink.  If you want to wear long sleeves, make sure that it is loose enough so you don’t irritated or.


Don’t be afraid to show some skin and strut that sleeveless you haven’t worn since.

But if you’re ever planning to wear black, make sure it’s a bikini.

  1. Sandals

Sandals can get your look from beach ready to date ready—day or night.


  1. Swimwear

Whether rash guard, one piece, or two piece bikini—they’re sexy, colorful, and honestly nothing shouts ‘summer’ than shopping for new swimsuits.

But as much as we’d suggest something what will go if you have bigger breasts or wider hips, just wear whatever you are comfortable with. You can cover up or show more skin, as long as you are confident with your body, no one can stop you from looking flawless in a one piece or two piece.

  1. A trip to the beach

Now that you’re confidently beautiful, as what Queen Pia Wurtzbach quipped, don’t end the summer vacation without hitting the waves at the beach. We hear Baler, Aurora has some cool surfing schools where you can rent a surfboard and learn how to catch a wave with the locals.

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