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Creative Ways to Keep Cool this Summer: Beat the Heat in Style!

Summer is here, and with it comes warmer temperatures that can leave us feeling like we're melting. But fear not, because we've got some creative ways to help you keep your cool and stay comfortable all summer long. From what to wear to fun tips and summer how-to's, we've got you covered. 

What to Wear to Keep Cool 

When it comes to staying cool in the summer heat, choosing the right clothing is key. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen that allow air to flow freely and help wick away sweat. Loose-fitting clothing in light colors can also help reflect the sun's rays and keep you feeling cooler. Don’t forget sunscreen and protective accessories like hats and polarized sunglasses! 

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Tips to Beat the Heat 

1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day and snack on sliced fruit and veggies to stay hydrated and help regulate your body temperature. 

2. Cooling Accessories: Check out cooling accessories like a portable fan, cooling towel, or misting water bottle to help you stay cool on the go. 

3. DIY Reusable Cool Packs: Make your own DIY cool packs by filling a sock with rice, tying it off, and placing it in the freezer. Use it to cool down at bedtime or on particularly hot days. 

Summer How-To's 

1. Homemade Popsicles: Beat the heat with homemade popsicles! Mix your favorite fruit juices with chunks of fresh fruit and freeze for a delicious and refreshing treat.  

2. DIY Misting Station: Create your own DIY misting station by attaching a misting nozzle to your garden hose. Set it up in your backyard for instant relief from the heat. 

3. Freeze Your Pillowcase: Place your pillowcases in the freezer for a few minutes before bedtime for a cool and refreshing night's sleep. 

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Hot List: Cool Summer Activities 

1. Water Balloon Party: Host a water balloon party with friends and family and spend the day lounging and soaking up the sun. 

2. Beach Day: Head to the beach for a day of sun, sand, and surf. Don't forget to pack plenty of sunscreen and a beach umbrella for shade. 

3. Ice Cream Social: Invite friends over for an ice cream social and enjoy a variety of delicious frozen treats.  

With these creative ways to keep cool, you'll be able to beat the heat and enjoy all that summer has to offer. So don't let the soaring temperatures get you down—stay cool, stay hydrated, and have a blast all summer long! 

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Don’t Forget... 

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