summer essentials

Photograph courtesy: Pixabay

Summer is here and so is the heat it brings along with it. But if you have itchy feet and cannot stop traveling (and we’re glad about that), here’s our list of top seven summer essentials you need in your bag. You’ll thank us for it. Also Read - We Have Named Her 'Priyanka Twitter Vadra': UP Deputy CM's Jibe at Congress Leader

1. Sunscreen lotion

Stepping out without sunscreen even in winters is not good but doing so in summers is simply a crime. The harmful rays of the sun can give you skin problems sooner than later not forget the uneven tanning that is hard to get rid of. So don’t forget to pack a sunscreen lotion with both UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 30 or more. Also Read - Soon After CM Kejriwal's Warning, Delhi Govt Files an FIR Against Private Hospital For Allegedly Violating COVID-19 Norms

ALSO SEE This tee with 40 universal icons is the ultimate travel tee! Also Read - 11 Tremors in 3 Months Not Enough? Major Earthquake Likely to Hit Delhi-NCR Soon, Experts Predict Severe Destruction

2. Scarf

A scarf is one of the best accessories you can have in your bag because it can be used in several ways. Wrap it around your head when out in the sun, wrap it around your waist when on the beach like a sarong or simply wet it and use it to wipe your face when you run out of tissues. In short, pack at least one if not more scarves in your bag.

3. Sunglasses


Photograph courtesy: Pixabay

If you think sunglasses are just an accessory to look good in photos, you couldn’t be more wrong. Yes, pick the right frame and it makes you look dashing but sunglasses are a must-have summer accessory in your bag. The UV filters protect your eyes from harmful rays of the sun and glare so don’t miss out on this one.

ALSO SEE How to use everyday things to pack more things

4. Umbrella

The scorching heat can cause sunstroke, tanning and lead to headaches. So if you are going to be out in the sun for long, make sure you carry an umbrella with you. You will find small ones that easily fit into even handbags without taking up too much space. Look for the ones with a grey/silver coating as they are better-suited for summer.

5. Deodorant

Body odor can not just put people off but gives rise to bacteria too. So make sure you have a can of your favorite bodyspray in your bag before you leave. From roll-ons to sprays to mists, there are several varieties you can choose from.

6. Water bottle

It is important to rehydrate yourself especially in the summer to avoid suffering a heat stroke or dehydration. Instead of buying a bottle every time you go out, pack a reusable water bottle that you can refill on the go.

ALSO SEE How to keep your cash safe while traveling

7. Face wipes

You are bound to sweat in the summer or have dirt and oil collected on your face after a day of sightseeing. Keep face wipes handy to wipe all of it off and feel fresh when you can’t wash your face.

>More on Travel Tips

Have something to add to this story? Post your comments in the discussion board below; we will be thrilled to hear from you!