27 Products To Make You Feel Put Together On Hot Days
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Beauty, outdoor, and home products to help you feel like more like a human and less like a sentient puddle.
BuzzFeeder Ciera Velarde loves them! In her own words: "I've owned this set for about a year and I am reaching for them constantly! I used to be someone who would tie my hair up in a messy bun whenever I'm doing things around the house, but I noticed how that would really start damaging my hair after a while. Instead, I just clip my hair back with one of these, and my long, thick hair stays in place without the claw jamming into my head. I have some other clips lying around that I should probably get rid of because I only ever exclusively use these!"
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 16 colors and styles).
BuzzFeeder Emma Lord owns these and said: "I recently bought these shorts because I'm in love with the similar ones you can get at Old Navy, but they sell out so fast. Turns out, I love these even more! I love the huge range of colors you can buy these in (at other places, they often sell out too quickly to get to pick!), love that the high-waistedness of them meets about where my running crop top ends so I don't have to get bonkers with sunscreen, and love, love, loooooove the side pocket for my keys or face mask. I only have them in purple so far, but I'm excited to try other colors!" Read more of her running shorts review (it's #49).
Promising review: "These shorts are PERFECT for running! They stayed in place the whole time, they are the perfect lightweight, sweat-resistant material, and a good length! Definitely recommend! Waist is a bit snug and otherwise true to size!" —Katie Micc
Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and 33 colors).
Promising review: "If you LOVE iced coffee (I drink it year round regardless of the weather) then you NEED this cold brewer. I work for Starbucks and I love our cold brew. I was skeptical to make it at home but I love it more than theirs. It’s especially nice since Starbucks only brews one kind of beans for cold brew, but at home you can brew your favorite kind. Absolutely love this and it’s worth more than it costs. A must-buy for yourself or a wonderful gift for the coffee lover in your life!" —j.blaine
Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes).
CurlCap is a Black-owned apparel company founded by Britney Sadé that specializes in caps designed for natural hair with an open back and flexible scrunchie design.
Promising review: "This hat is comfortable, well-made, and cute! It is now my go-to hat for casual days when I put my hair in a ponytail. I have also worn it playing tennis and found that it's more comfortable than wearing a visor. The back elastic really keeps the hat secure without feeling too tight. I have the black twill, and would love to see it in other colors in this fabric for walking, running, and tennis. Love." —Me
Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 25 styles).
I have the previous gen of a Supergoop SPF lip product and really love it for daily use during the months when I'm outside allll the time. Excited to try this new swipe-on formula!^
Promising review: "This is the best sunscreen for your lips. It glides on and is very hydrating. I use this every day. I use this under my glosses or lipsticks. It prevents my lips from get sunburned or pigmented. I have lip fillers, and this is a blessing!" —LuvlyJ
Get it from Sephora for $22.
Promising review: "I saw one of these in action at a friend's house like five years ago and thought it was just a made up memory, because making ice cream out of solely frozen fruit seems wild. But when I saw a TikTok about it I immediately went to Amazon and bought it. Literally this was the BEST decision of my life. I cannot believe still how amazing this thing is! It makes the creamiest, best tasting fruit ice cream ever. It’s easy to take apart and clean, and super easy to use." —DMCKAY
Get it from Amazon for $39.98+ (available in six colors).
Promising review: "I can’t believe how well this works! I poked my eye when applying mascara and then you know what happens…you blink hard and now mascara all over your under-eye. I used this and the mascara quickly disappeared! However, I had to reapply my concealer, but no biggie. This is a lifesaver!" —Alexsy Anderson
Get it from Amazon for $7.97.
Proof is a small business whose well-designed moisture-wicking products help people manage sweat, periods, postpartum leaking, and incontinence.
BuzzFeeder Danielle Healy owns and loves this bra: "This has become my go-to bra this summer. COVID has made me INCREDIBLY intolerant of underwires, so I'm basically cutting them out of my life where possible. This bra still feels really supportive, with the added benefit of managing inevitable heatwave boob sweat when necessary. It was a real trooper during a hot weekend walking around Washington, DC. Even though every inch of me was sweating, there was no lingering wetness and my boobs were left feeling dry and comfortable all day, even when my sunburnt shoulders couldn't say the same."
Get it from Proof for $49 (available in women's sizes S–XL and four colors).
Promising review: "Works exactly how I want it to. Provides a fine, cool mist on the patio, allowing us to enjoy the backyard until sunset without breaking a sweat. Easy to set up. It was out of the box and cooling us off within minutes." —Debra L. Kusek
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
Casper has done it again. I'm a fan of their original mattress, but the new Snow Hybrid model is really fantastic. I saw ads for this thing all over the place and honestly had my doubts about how much cooler it would sleep, but to my delight when laying on it for the first time I could genuinely feel the cooling effect. Such a relief after moving to LA during a super hot week. Not once on these sweltering nights have I woken up in a sweat!
And I feel like we've gotten used to it, but it deserves to be said: All hail the mattress in a box. Remember life before these things? Casper was one of the first, and they're still the king. The mattress arrived safe and sound at my place even before I did, and setting it up was as easy as unwrapping it and letting it puff up. I've tried other foam mattresses that take so long to fully expand, are so heavy they're impossible to move, and simply aren't as comfortable. My Casper expanded fully in less than five minutes, is light enough that I can move it around by myself, is the most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on, and now I can add that it's also cooling. Love, love, love. Could not recommend it more highly, especially if you live somewhere warm or tend to sleep hot.
Get it from Casper for $1,495+ (available in sizes Twin XL–California King)
Promising review: "This stuff really is awesome. It really works and I don't know where it has been all my life. I started looking for something for thigh chafing after running into a few issues (not fun). It is super easy to use, just slide it on like you'd use deodorant." —SweetPea
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and two-packs).
Rooted Earth is a Maine-based Etsy shop established in 2013 that specializes in small batch skincare and herbal apothecary goods.
Promising review: "This spray is so lovely and refreshing! It smells fantastic, seems to be genuinely very high quality, and helps so much with cooling off (I run hot and find heat stressful). The packaging was also adorable and handmade, which made me feel like a valued customer. :)" —April Wilson
Get it from Rooted Earth on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).
Promising review: "I purchased three packs of these, and they are awesome, and yes, they really do get colder once wet. It also has a bag and clip to carry it which is super convenient. I just got back from the beach, and I used it while laying in the hot sun. All I did is wet it and put it around my neck and over my shoulders, and it instantly cooled me down. And it stayed cool for 30 minutes because it dried. Once wet, it was instantly cold again. Great purchase!" —Donna C.
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 13 color combos).
This umbrella doesn't come with a stand, but if you need one, try this one for $51 on Amazon.
Promising review: "I am truly impressed with the quality and sturdiness of this umbrella. Having a crank is awesome as well and I find it super handy that you can easily shift the angle. I sit at my patio table and paint with watercolor and mid-day had been impossible since it’s so bright. This has been perfect and I now can stay outside the whole day in peace and quiet. The only downside is it does not come with a weight for the bottom. I picked up a generic 20-pound one at Lowe’s that fits perfectly." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $42.99 (available in 13 colors).
Promising review: "One of my favorite shoes I’ve owned! Took them on a hiking trip without breaking them in first — NO problems. So comfortable. Hiked 10 miles through dry and wet and they were a godsend! Awesome!" —Morgan
Get them from Amazon for $38.95+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 19 colors and patterns).
Promising review: "These are some of the best sandals I’ve ever worn. I just put them on and they’re super comfy. I can’t wait to wear them outside and see how they do. I wear a 9–9.5 and these are a 9 and fit great. I highly recommend these to everyone." —Beth
Get them from Amazon for $32.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 23 colors).
Promising review: "I'm really liking this pillow. I woke up today with nice wavy hair, not dry tangled hair. I've been trying to grow out the layer of hair on the top back of my head and it's been so stubborn! Keeps getting tangled and breaks here and there from bleaching and dye damage, but with this new pillow I notice it doesn't tangle, which means it can grow right without rubbing and tangling/pulling! So I'm excited to see what happens by the end of summer! Also the pillow is soft and is so much more prettier in person! 😍😍😍💖💖💖" —Amazon Customer 🌷
Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes and 13 styles).
Promising review: "I went camping this week, and I just hate when it's sooooo darn hot in the tent, and of course there's no place to put a fan AND a light. This one worked perfectly. It hung by it's built-in hook to the top of the tent, the light was just right, and the fan was quiet and effective for a two-person tent. Happy I bought it." —Kevin Gaither
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
The rechargeable fan can run for up to 16 hours and has six different speed settings.
Promising review: "Best thing I’ve bought in a very long time!! Living in Texas means HOT summers and I hate always being so sweaty! This fan is a lifesaver and everyone who has seen me with it has asked to try it and loved it. Buying a second one today. 👌🏼" —Laura W.
Get it from Amazon for $13.99.
Promising review: "Very easy to unbox and get set up. I used an electric pump (not included) and followed the easy directions. Took me only about 10 minutes to get it inflated. Then it only took me maybe an hour to fill with a garden hose. I love the drain pipe underneath that is angled away from the pool so the water is directed out of the area. But I can see that it might not be good for the pool lining if someone stepped on it from inside the pool. So I was careful to let my kids know not to step in that corner. Overall, great quality, good size (fits three full-size floaties in it!) and my kids loved it." —Karen Moreland
Get it from Amazon for $76.99+ (available in two colors).
It takes 2.5–3 hours to fully charge, and one charge can last from two to 18 hours depending on what speed its running at.
Promising review: "Love it. I will probably buy a second one. Easy to move around — porch, backyard, etc. Easy to recharge and will run while recharging. Like the indicator lights to let you know how much charge is left. Very quiet. Puts out plenty of breeze for a small unit. Plan to take it to the beach house with us when we go to use on the deck." —A.P.
Get it from Amazon for $209.99 (also available with a mister).
Promising review: "I don’t usually write product reviews, but I am now because this is one of the best household products I have ever bought. This Midea U-shaped AC is an ingenious design that is basically a split AC system mounted in a window, with the window closing almost all the way through the middle of the unit. The result is a much quieter and more efficient unit, with the noisy part that generates heat on the outside of the closed window. It also looks sleek and modern and the remote control and app are great. I have thought many times 'I wish someone would make a split AC system that can fit in a window without having to install separate units on the roof or wall,' and now they have!" —Ben
Get it from Amazon for $379.
Read one former BuzzFeeder's review on the Mario Badescu spray to learn more about why she loves it so much! (#1).
Promising review: "I will admit that I am not the best when it comes to knowing what skincare products to buy (and that the only reason I chose this one was because I heard that the Kardashians use it), but I swear by this stuff. I even find my boyfriend stealing it from me. It gives your face the perfect day look while setting your makeup. I always feel so much more refreshed with just a spray or two of this. I keep a travel-size version in my purse for mid-day work spritz ups." —Jennifer
Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in a variety of size packs).
Promising review: "I have issues with my palms sweating when it gets a little too warm, which happens often around my workstation as I’m by the window with the sun beaming on it. This fan is compact, quiet, and blows the perfect amount of a breeze to keep me cool throughout the day. Highly recommended." —Adnan A.
Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "Okay, I am very picky about the feel of sheets and these Eucalyptus Airy Weight sheets are the ULTIMATE! They are so cooling in these summer months and feel divine against your skin. I had my doubts since most luxury sheets are a wrinkled mess after being washed (these aren't) and I just cannot justify the costs of such sheets when I don't see a huge difference compared to a less expensive sheet. These are worth every penny and I love them so much I have already ordered a pair for our guest room. I was also thinking that these would make nice Christmas gifts for my grown children since luxury sheets are not a high priority at their age. I cannot say enough nice things about the quality and comfort of these sheets." —Karon E.
Get them from Sijo for $85.50+ (originally $95+; available in sizes Twin–California King, seven colors, and with or without a flat sheet).
Promising review: "The BEST sunscreen I have ever used! I am always prone to burn any time I get out in the sun. I decided to take a trip to the beach this summer, and just went kayaking for four hours on the water in the BEAMING sun and in the MIDDLE OF THE DAY. I put sunscreen everywhere except for my chest. Wanna know where my skin is resembling that of a cherry? My chest. The rest of me? TANNING WITH NO BURN WHATSOEVER!!! I was shocked. I love this product and will forever recommend it for the rest of my life. Stay safe and stay unaffected from the sun, you guys!!!" —Channing C.
Get it from Amazon for $9.58.
Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I'm beyond pleasantly surprised. I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I used it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it'll really help when she has bad pain days." —Jessica McRee
Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 12 colors).
The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.BuzzFeeder Ciera Velarde loves them! In her own words: BuzzFeeder Emma Lord owns these and said:I love the huge range of colors you can buy these inlove, love, loooooove the side pocket for my keys or face mask.Promising review:These shorts are PERFECT for running!they are the perfect lightweight, sweat-resistant material, and a good lengthPromising review:Absolutely love this and it’s worth more than it costs.Promising review:I have also worn it playing tennis and found that it's more comfortable than wearing a visor.Promising review: But when I saw a TikTok about it I immediately went to Amazon and bought it. Literally this was the BEST decision of my life. t makes the creamiest, best tasting fruit ice cream ever.Promising review: I used this and the mascara quickly disappeared!BuzzFeeder Danielle Healy owns and loves this bra: This bra still feels really supportive, with the added benefit of managing inevitable heatwave boob sweat when necessaryPromising review:Provides a fine, cool mist on the patio, allowing us to enjoy the backyard until sunset without breaking a sweat.Promising review:It smells fantastic, seems to be genuinely very high quality, and helps so much with cooling off (I run hot and find heat stressful)Promising review: I just got back from the beach, and I used it while laying in the hot sun. All I did is wet it and put it around my neck and over my shoulders, and it instantly cooled me down. Promising review:Promising review:I woke up today with nice wavy hair, not dry tangled hair.with this new pillow I notice it doesn't tangle, which means it can grow right without rubbing and tangling/pulling!Promising reviewPromising review:Took me only about 10 minutes to get it inflated. Then it only took me maybe an hour to fill with a garden hose.Overall, great quality, good size (fits three full-size floaties in it!) and my kids loved it.Promising review:Easy to move around — porch, backyard, etc. Easy to recharge and will run while recharging.Promising review:an ingenious design that is basically a split AC system mounted in a window, with the window closing almost all the way through the middle of the unit. The result is a much quieter and more efficient unitRead one former BuzzFeeder's review on the Mario Badescu spray to learn more about why she loves it so much! (#1).Promising review:I even find my boyfriend stealing it from me. It gives your face the perfect day look while setting your makeup. I always feel so much more refreshed with just a spray or two of this.Promising review:This fan is compact, quiet, and blows the perfect amount of a breeze to keep me cool throughout the day.Promising review:. I decided to take a trip to the beach this summer, and just went kayaking for four hours on the water in the BEAMING sun and in the MIDDLE OF THE DAYTANNING WITH NO BURN WHATSOEVER!!! I was shocked.Promising review:I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc.It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic