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Summer Survival Guide: 10 Essential Beauty Buys From Your D.C. Editor

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    UPDATE: Summer is slowly drawing to a close, which means your daily beauty routine might need a little boost. These must-have products will freshen up your regimen and keep you looking gorgeous til fall. This story was originally published on May 28, 2012.

    Confession time: As much as we love slathering on new lotions and spritzing on just-released potions, when it's really hot out, we become die-hard beauty minimalists. That means we edit our routine down to only the most essential, can't-live-without-'em products — because who wants to spend a moment more than you absolutely have to, getting ready in a non-air-conditioned bathroom?

    When it comes to our desert-island selections, there are a few no-brainer choices: a great sunscreen, a gentle body scrub, a juicy lip hue. But among these editor-approved buys are also a few remedies for summer's trickiest conundrums — sunburns, shaving bumps, and dry lips, to name a few. Consider this your survival kit for the heat wave headed our way, and click through to get gorgeous—without breaking a sweat.
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