A hot summer is inevitable, but there are a couple of things you can do to prepare yourself for the hundred-degree weather. It could be as simple as keeping a cooling sunscreen in your bag or buying a pillow dedicated to cooling you off at night. Here are 10 things you need to invest in to prepare for a hot summer!
1. Caudalie Grape Water
This grape-based spray is created from fresh grapes using Caudalie’s exclusive process. It is great for rehydrating your skin after a long day in the sun or for use as a daily toner. Caudalie is also 100% organic and suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. If you aren’t sold on the $18.00 bottle, try out the travel size instead. If you love it, they have many other organic and hydrating makeup products to choose from!
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2. Handheld Misting Fan
These misting fans are very popular in Disney World but can be used as a pick-me-up on a hot summer day. Whether you’re at the beach or tanning in your backyard, staying hydrated is the key to fighting heat stroke and your skin is no exception. I like this Insten misting fan because it’s fairly inexpensive, compact and comes with a rechargeable pack so you never have to worry about batteries.
3. Gel Cooling Pillow
If your issue is getting too hot at nighttime, invest in this gel cooling pillow from Therapedic. A little pricier than the other items on this list but a necessity for staying cool while you sleep. You can find it at your local Bed Bath and Beyond or order it through Amazon for a quick ship. The best thing about this pillow is that it molds to your head so you can use it for each and every season.
4. Ice Roller
The ice roller is a newly trending beauty item, so of course, it has to be included in this list! These awesome rollers can help with so many everyday issues, such as redness, acne, and itchiness from bug bites. It can also have long term benefits like firming your skin or reducing breakouts. There are a couple of different brands of ice rollers, but I like this one from Stacked Skincare. Each night you just pop it in the freezer to prepare for the next day.
5. Que Water Bottle
Like I said before, staying hydrating is the absolute key to fending off heat stroke. If you’re going to be out and about on a hot summer day, you need a good water bottle to take with you. We all carry around a lot of stuff so I really like this water bottle from Que. The collapsible aspect makes it the perfect space saver and also lets you know when it’s time to refill. It comes in a variety of different colors and is under $20.00, making it the perfect economical, sustainable and practical hot summer tool!
6. Oil Blotter Sheets
Oil blotter sheets are a must-have for anyone who gets a little greasy throughout the day but they are definitely a necessity for a hot summer. These awesome papers will not take off your makeup but remove all of the access oil from both sweat and regular buildup. You could use a regular towel at the beach where you don’t wear makeup but these sheets are perfect for hot summer weddings and outside dates.
7. Cooling Sunscreen
We all know sunscreen is a necessity but have you heard of cooling sunscreen? This sunscreen, like this one from Neutrogena, goes on with a cooling sensation that not only prevents sunburns but keeps your skin from overheating. Like most sunscreens, it is water resistant and comes in many different SPF levels. If you’re loyal to a certain type of sunscreen, check to see if they have a cooling version as most brands do.
8. Frozen Fruit
If you’re looking for a cool and easy snack on a hot summer day, look no further than some delicious frozen fruit. You can buy fresh fruit and freeze it yourself or you can take the easy way out and buy frozen fruit in a bag. Any grocery store is going to have either of these, but this Great Value frozen fruit from Walmart is my cost-effective choice. Frozen fruit is both healthy and super easy to pop in your mouth on the way out the door.
9. Anti-chafing Balm
The summer season is quickly approaching and we are all looking at our shorts thinking about the chafing we will soon experience. This anti-chafing balm from Body Glide is seriously a lifesaver. They have a variety of products to help with this including For Her, the original, with sunscreen and even an anti-blister foot balm. For Her comes in three different sizes with the biggest only costing $9.99, so it’s a very worthwhile product.
10. A Big Bag
Lastly, you could not carry all of this stuff with you without having a big enough bag. This airy straw beach bag from Gap is not only adorable but fairly inexpensive at $44.99. If you find that you are losing things in such a deep bag, invest in one of these bag organizers you can find on Amazon for pretty cheap.
What’s your go-to item for a hot summer day? Comment below!
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Just a 21-year-old girl with a world of opportunity in front of her. I am currently finishing up my degree in fashion merchandising at Kent State University's Fashion School. A sister of Chi Omega, a competitive dancer and lover of any and all spicy foods.