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5 Light summer lotions to try

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Get your skin ready for summer

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Summer's a time for baring extra skin, so get yours looking good with these light summer lotions. Try one today!

5 Light moisturizers

Lotion is important all year long, but it's a definite must in the summer months. Summer styles reveal lots of skin, and you want yours to be healthy and glowing. Ditch the thick lotions you used last winter -- no one wants to use that stuff in hot, humid weather. Instead, try one of these light, summer lotions. They'll get your skin looking great, without weighing you down or leaving you with a greasy feeling.

1Neutrogena Body Lotion

Neutrogena's light sesame formula body lotion is the perfect lotion for summer. The mixture of lotion and sesame oil makes the product much lighter than the average lotion. It leaves your skin soft and moisturized without leaving a greasy film on your skin. This lotion has a light, airy scent -- enough to be refreshing, but not enough to overpower. Neutrogena body lotion comes in two sizes; the 8-ounce bottle ($4.99 at Target.com) is just right for your purse or beach bag, and the 32-ounce pump bottle is perfect for your bathroom counter or bedside table.

2Nivea Smooth Sensation

Nivea Smooth Sensation lotion is not only ultra-hydrating, but it also absorbs quickly, so it's perfect for on-the-go use. This light lotion is specially formulated for dry skin, so it's exactly what you need to get rid of your flaky winter skin. Nivea Smooth Sensation is a triple-threat to dryness, enriched with Shea butter, vitamin E and ginkgo. Pick it up at Walmart.com for just $5.97 for 13.5 ounces.

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3mark Instant Vacation After Sun Balm

Spend a little too much time in the sun or the tanning booth? Slap on some Instant Vacation After Sun Balm by mark and you won't have to worry about peeling or blistering. It soothes recently-sunned skin with aloe and vitamins A, C and E, and helps you end up with a beautiful tan instead of a painful red burn. This light lotion smooths on and absorbs quickly, leaving you with the fresh summer scent of Ibiza Sol. Find it on mark.com, $8 for a 5-ounce bottle.

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4Jergens Natural Glow

A killer tan is a huge part of any summer wardrobe, and Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer lets you achieve that look without damaging your skin. Apply it daily, and soon you'll start to see that sun-kissed look you've been longing for all winter long. If you want to go darker, just apply it more often. This light lotion soaks in quickly, a big bonus since you should avoid getting dressed until it's completely dry. Not only does this lotion from Jergens give you long-lasting color without turning you orange, it also keeps you moisturized with added vitamin E. Available at Walgreens.com, $8.99 for 7.5 ounces.

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5Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Moisture

Protect your pretty face from the sun's harmful rays with Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Moisture SPF 50 facial moisturizer. It's strong enough to keep you from burning for up to eight hours in the hot sun, but gentle enough to use every day. It's light, fragrance-free and non-greasy, so you can wear it under your make-up and no one will be the wiser. Grab a 1.7-ounce bottle for $13.29 at CVS.

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