Easy (& Cheap!) Fixes to Help You Survive the Suckier Side of Summer

Easy (& Cheap!) Fixes to Help You Survive the Suckier Side of Summer

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Taryn Williford
Aug 19, 2016

There are a lot of things to love about summertime—vacations, movies, warm weather and that DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince song, chief among them. But we all know how those other summer staples—sweat, stink and sunburns—are the enemy of a good time.

You don't need to stay cooped up inside all summer long to battle the elements, you just need a handful of cheap beauty and cleaning hacks in your arsenal (and in your purse).

Place panty liners in the armpit areas of your shirt to prevent sweat stains on especially grueling days.

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If you do get sweat stains on your shirts, soak the stained area with a half-lemon juice, half-water mixture before putting the clothes in the wash.

Apply deodorant to the bottoms of your dry feet at night to help ward off odor and wetness the next day.

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If you forget to carry oil-blotting paper with you, you can use a new and clean toilet seat cover to absorb oil from your face.

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If your pencil eyeliner gets too soft from the heat, leave it in the freezer for a few minutes to keep a sharp tip and clean lines.

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Freeze aloe vera gel into an ice cube tray and use the cubes to soothe a sunburn.

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Drop dry tea bags or dryer sheets into your shoes to get rid of stinky odors.

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If your open sandals start to smell, pop them into the freezer overnight.

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Keep a small spray bottle of a vodka-water mixture in your purse to deodorize shoes or clothes on the go during a long day out.

Do you have any summer survival tips?

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