This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

I recently came back from my first hike of the year sunburnt and with sore feet. Whoops! Time to get ready for summer hiking.

Prevent Blisters

I’ve been fortunate to not deal with too many blisters but on a recent hike in brand new boots, I definitely felt one coming on.  Dr. Scholl’s® Blister Cushions with DURAGEL™ Technology help prevent and protect painful blisters by reducing the friction and shoe rubbing that cause them. They are awesome because they have a little gel cushion that is thin and flexible and protects the blister or the area to protect it and they’re almost invisible so  if you’re in sandals, they will be hard to see. These are now being added to my ‘must bring’ list along with water and snacks.

Which heel has the blister cushion? It’s pretty hard to tell!

Never EVER forget sunscreen! 

Did you know you should be wearing sunscreen all year? I always use facial moisturizers with SPF15 but I have to also lather on sunscreen to the rest of my body before I go out.

Pick up an SPF≥15 product with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for your face, whose main jobs are to protect from sunburn, and with other sun protection measures, decrease the risk of early skin aging caused by the sun – you’ll thank yourself for it later.

Other sun protection measures include: Wear long-sleeved shirts (if you can- I HATE being hot), pants, hats, and sunglasses. A great option is Coppertone’s new ClearlySheer Lotion with SPF 50, available for both face and body. This beach-level broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with SPF 50 won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. It feels clean, is lightweight on skin. Coppertone® Sunscreen Lotion ClearlySheer® Face SPF 50 works great under makeup so you can wear it anywhere from the office to the beach!

Freshen up your footwear

Hiking puts those feet of yours to work! And depending on the length or incline of your hike, you might benefit from adding an insole. Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Comfort Insoles absorb shock and provides targeted cushioning for your ball of foot.

*Bonus Tip: Because of my foot injury, I don’t wear heels much. But if you’re out in your strappy summer sandals,  try adding an insole to your date-night heels to stay comfortable on your feet longer like Dr. Scholl’s® For Her™ High Heel Insoles. The unique gel is practically invisible and the slim-fitting design won’t make your shoes feel too tight or crowd toes.

Protect Your Hair

Being out in sun or in the chlorine filled pool is brutal on your hair, particularly if you dye your hair blonde like I do. In the summer, I try to always cover my hair with a hat to protect it from drying out.

Hats protect that hair!

Frequent deep conditioning can help avoid the frizzy, dry and brittle hair that can develop in the hotter months too.

What are your must haves? Anything else I should try?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.


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