I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cortizone-10. I received a product sample to facilitate my summer first aid kit creation as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Dry skin, check! Insect bites, check! Sunburn itch, check! Yep, it’s summer and that’s when it seems one of us is suffering from these common issues caused by being outdoors enjoying the sunshine.
But you can combat all that with a simple summer first aid kit filled with the items you need. But commercial kits have so many items that will never be used and end up drying up long before they’re used. So I’ve created my own kit that’s cheap, can be made up of stuff you already have on hand, and can be put in a container or bag you already have, and most importantly it’s the stuff you’ll need!
My DIY Summer First Aid Kit
- Waterproof Container: I prefer a hard case, but a fabric or plastic pocket with a closure will work as well.
- Cortizone-10: For itching, bug bites, rash, psoriasis, eczema, and dry skin.
- Triple Antibiotic Ointment: To prevent infections in scratches, punctures, and open wounds.
- Ibuprofen: Headaches and muscle aches.
- Acetaminophen: Headaches and fever.
- Bandages: Two basic shapes and in two sizes – small and large.
- Hand Sanitizer: To use before applying first aid.
- Tweezers: For getting out splinters
- Sewing Kit: Includes needles, thread, safety pin, and more.
- Nail Clippers: Doubles as a cutter, but used to nip pesky hangnails and broken nails
Cortizone-10 gets a spot in my first aid kit is because it’s easy to apply, has 7 moisturizers and 3 vitamins that nurture the skin, it relieves the irritation and itching so the skin can heal, and it works. It’s been a staple in our home for decades. It also makes giving first aid for minor skin issues simple – if it’s bleeding use triple antibiotic ointment, for everything else use Cortizone-10.
That’s it! Simple items that you will use when you’re out and about enjoying summer. Plus it’s small enough to pack in your suitcase for your next trip or throw in your beach bag. I wrote the contents on the back of mine with a permanent marker, but you could easily do something nicer; even decorate the container if you like.
Tips for Saving Summer Skin
Enjoy the sun and fun in the fresh outdoors and to avoid having to use that summer first aid kit you created, check out and apply this summer sun skin tips from board certified Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie, founder of Image Dermatology in New Jersey.
How do you handle summer skin emergencies? Have you packed your first aid kit yet?