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    27 Things That'll Make The Sun More Bearable

    Sunburn and sweat are not welcome here.

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    1. A high-voltage bug zapper that offers protection from mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and moths up in a 1,500-square- foot area so you can sit out and enjoy the sunlight without, you know, your blood being drained.

    2. This four-pack of cooling towels so all you need to do when you're warming up a bit too much is slap this on your face or around your neck.

    the four pack

    3. An adjustable, waterproof, and UV-resistant offset umbrella with a 10-foot canopy for more shade than you'll know what to do with. The sun can't reach you with this.

    4. Or a more affordable adjustable folding umbrella so you'll always have a shady space to escape to when the sun gets to be a bit much.

    5. An inflatable pool because who said you can't indulge in the joys of having a pool even if you don't actually have one? Keep cool in the water and relax!

    6. A box of mosquito-repellent incense sticks to ward off the vampires of the bug world the same way garlic would ward off human vampires (or, er, people vampires? They're not exactly human, are they...). These work within a 12 foot radius for up to 2.5 hours! Plus, it's made of things like rosemary, peppermint, and bamboo, your nose will be OK.

    The green stick burning in an incense holder

    7. Or a more ~stylish~ mosquito-repeller lantern you can place anywhere around your yard or even on your table — it'll blend in with your decor so easily no one will suspect a thing. This one has a 15-foot mosquito-free zone.

    The black lantern

    8. A Missha SPF 50 sun block because sunscreen is the best protection against the sun of course! This is my fave sunscreen because it enhances skin tone and has a light texture like an essence rather than a thick lotion (perf for when you're wearing makeup too). It's packed with flower extracts like camellia and lotus and leaves a lovely dewy finish with none of the oiliness and white cast you usually find with sunscreens. A total star!

    the sunscreen

    9. Or a double-duty Purlisse daily moisturizer with SPF 30 built in so you can rest easy knowing your skin is protected from the sun and moisturized like it should be. Plus, it just cuts out a step from your skincare routine! Blue lotus is a powerhouse antioxidant that combats free radical damage while white tea calms, and algae helps you stay radiant. With a light texture, it basically disappears on your skin — no white cast to deal with.

    the tube, showing the creamy texture of the cream

    10. An LED bug-zapping lamp with a 500-square-foot pest-free zone 'cause it doesn't matter how much sun is out — bugs are not welcome here!

    A rounded lamp top with protective barriers around the electric bug-zapping interior

    11. A plant cover that'll protect your plant beds and little plant babies from hungry pests that like to come out in droves when the sun is strong.

    reviewer photo of the net-like cover over raised garden bed

    12. A garbage guard to prevent the development of a not so lovely cloud of flies circling round and round your outdoor trash cans now that the summer sun seems to have woken them all up. The guard also releases an odorless vapor that works to prevent bugs for up to four months so this is a worthy investment.

    13. A pair of vintage-style cat-eye sunglasses that have 100% UV400 protection and a comfortable nose pad so you're not sacrificing sun protection for style — and you won't get those annoying marks on your nose. It's time to effortlessly upgrade your sunglasses game from plain to ~pizzazz.~

    reviewer wearing the glasses

    14. These quick-dry moisture-wicking joggers — bet you didn't know you could get away with wearing joggers in the summer too, right? These wick away sweat and keep you nice and cool so you can still be in style as you work out.

    15. A pair of bestselling high-waisted biker shorts (which have pockets!!) with a range of uses in the blazing sun, from preventing thigh chafing to workouts and warm-weather lounging at home, due to their moisture-wicking properties and breathable, stretchy fabric. Bless!

    16. These reusable water balloons for a super fun and eco-friendly way to cool off in the sun! The sun thought it could get you, did it? Well it was wrong!

    one balloon in red

    17. A bug bite suction tool to provide almost instant relief from itchiness and remove insect venom, saliva, and other irritants left by a bite. No chemicals needed! You'll finally be able to step out for some sun without fear of returning with a million mosquito bites.

    18. A tub of Musher's Secret paw wax because we know the sun can get unbearable for your furry friends too! This topical ointment is made with all-natural ingredients and will protect your pup's paws from irritants like heat, salt, and sand. It works in cold weather too, against snow and ice.

    reviewer photo showing their pup's paws very damaged and then completely healed after using the paw wax

    19. Plus a pack of instant cooling bandanas for your dog or cat friend because they need some relief too!

    20. A bucket hat to shield your noggin from the sun but also take those warm weather looks from cool to COOL.

    21. A Son & Park Beauty Water — it's a versatile cleansing water you can splash on your face whenever you get too hot, too sweaty, and too grimy-feeling in the heat. This will refresh you immediately while soothing with lavender and rosewater, and resetting the skin's natural pH level. You'll see brighter skin, smoother texture too. What a ~beauty~ indeed!

    the bottle

    22. A natural charcoal deodorant that's effective and will fight underarm odor because you don't want your pits to be smelling while you're trying to enjoy your summer. The vegan formula is powered by activated charcoal, which will help fight odor-causing bacteria. The lovely spring scent and clear powder finish just seals the deal!

    stick of natural deodorant in a mint green case

    23. A Bougie water bottle because you need to stay hydrated in the heat! With double-walled insulation and a leak-proof flip lid (so you don't have to keep unscrewing the cap), it makes getting your daily dose easy. Plus, it doesn't do that thing where the water tastes stale after a few hours (which is GREAT). The peony bottle is from their new couture collection — gorgeous! Fun fact: this can hold an entire bottle of wine. Bougie indeed!

    24. An ice roller you'll reach for over and over to roll it all over your face for instant cooling in the blistering heat — make sure to buy one for every member of the fam or you'll all start fighting over just the one!

    25. A tie-back trapeze tank to prove you can strut your stuff even when you're just out getting the mail. The loose, flowy fit means you won't be sweating buckets and the open back means you'll be feeling sexy whether you're wearing it with leggings or jeans!

    26. A sunburn soother made with aloe and coconut oil in the case none of the above products worked or you forgot them and ended up getting sunburned anyway. This will not only gently relieve the pain but also hydrate so your skin isn't dried out.

    A reviewer image of a burnt back and an "after" image of their back without any redness

    27. A flowy "freezer dress" made with moisture-wicking fabric, temperature-regulating technology, and UPF 50 sun protection — yeah, this exists! You're gonna wanna basically live in this dress for all of summer.

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