The Best Accessories for Keeping Cool All Summer Long
If you're wondering how to stay cool this summer, you're not alone. Whether you're staying at home or hitting the beach or trails, there are several steps you can take (and products you can use) to help beat the heat. For example, the CDC recommends staying hydrated, wearing loose and lightweight clothing, and avoiding the stove or oven for cooking when temperatures are hot.
Related: More summer must-haves
Tough Outdoors Cooling Towel
This absorbent cooling towel will provide much needed relief on hot days. Just run it under water for one minute, wring it out, and place it around your neck. Plus, the towel packs up into a petite carrying pouch, so it's easy to take anywhere.
To buy: amazon.com, $7
Columbia Coolhead II Ball Cap
A baseball cap is a no-brainer for hot, sunny days. But this hat, in particular, is made from a moisture-wicking material that will help keep you cool and dry.
To buy: amazon.com, from $24
Mission Cooling Neck Gaiter
If you're looking for a face covering that you can use in the summer, this gaiter is designed to keep your face and neck cool.
To buy: amazon.com, $15 (originally $20)
Adidas Face Cover
For a sleeker face covering, opt for this breathable mask from Adidas. Plus, you can easily wash and dry it for daily use.
To buy: adidas.com, $20 for pack of three
SportsTrail Cooling Arm Sleeves
If you plan on hiking, camping, or exercising outdoors, you'll want to try out these cooling arm sleeves, which will protect you from the sun and help you maintain a comfortable temperature in the heat.
To buy: amazon.com, $10
Travelon 3-speed Folding Fan
A personal fan is a must for instant relief from the heat. This version from Travelon is battery-operated and can be worn around your neck for convenience.
To buy: amazon.com, $15
Wrightsock Coolmesh II Tab Socks
These socks are made with moisture-managing fibers that help feet stay cool and dry.
To buy: zappos.com, $14
Latme Ice Roller
For a quick and easy way to cool off at home, keep an ice roller at the ready in your freezer. You can also use the roller to relieve discomfort from sunburns.
To buy: amazon.com, $13
Gofoit Personal Air Cooler
If you're looking for some extra cool air on your desk or by your bed, this shopper-loved portable air cooler is a must-have. Just fill the water tank with ice water, and you can keep a space cool for six to eight hours.
To buy: amazon.com, $30 (originally $37)
Bedsure 100% Bamboo Sheets
For staying cool at night, opt for breathable bed sheets, like this set that's made from bamboo.
To buy: amazon.com, from $40