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With Labor Day weekend around the corner, how are you enjoying the last rays of summer? We still technically have until September 21 to soak up this hot, fiery, adventurous season. We know you don’t want to miss a moment and so we’re offering everything you need to keep going even in cranking temps. Stay cool—and have some fun.

##Hot Beats: Your Best Summer Playlist

What's been your song of the summer? Lizzo? Harry Styles? How about dance/house/disco queen Beyoncé herself? The competition is fierce, which just makes for a more full-bodied soundtrack for summer. Whether you’re powering through a trail run on a hot day or chilling poolside, make sure you’ve got your playlist tight.

##Take Our Advice: Get A Visor

They’re a stylish accent for your ‘fits, to be sure—but visors will also shade your face and protect you from harmful UV rays, making them an essential accessory. Make sure to pick a lightweight fabric—like this soft cotton—to help maintain your cool.

##Sweet Specs: Protective Sunglasses

Not only do sunnies help us keep a low profile out in the world (we can’t be the only ones), but they protect our eyes from damaging UV rays. Make sure your shades are polarized or offer protection from sun rays (like these rimless options that are designed ergonomically for cycling but also look very cool at the farmer’s market, too).

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##The Lounge Effect: The Hydration Vacation Bundle

Take your playtime poolside and stay hydrated even on triple-digit-days. The Hydration Vacation Bundle features one of our favorite summer flavors, Tropical Punch. This refreshing, transportive flavor doesn’t just taste good, it will keep you feeling good in the heat thanks to CTT®—the breakthrough delivery system, used in all of our products, designed to enhance rapid absorption of water and other key ingredients into the bloodstream. Included drink floaties will keep your bev close at hand as you dip away the day.  




##Sun’s Out, Screen’s On: SPF

Every single body on this beautiful planet needs sunscreen—especially yours. If you’re not sure how much you should be using, check out where you fall on the Fitzpatrick Scale, a classification of different skin shades and their accompanying burn factor. Pick an SPF with Broad Spectrum coverage—that means it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. Not sure what they each mean? Here’s a trick: Remember the A in UVA as aging—those are the rays that lead to fine lines, wrinkles, age-spots, and other signs of long-term damage. UVB rays, on the other hand, lead to burns, so remember this “B”. We recommend Supergoop’s sweat-proof Play for your active summer. 


Here's a few extra items on our hot list: 

  • Try a facial hydrating mist to keep your skin looking fresh even while you sweat. 
  • Use a skin balm like this “Thigh Rescue” to reduce rashes caused by friction on your runs and outdoor workouts. Swipe it on thighs, underarms—wherever you chafe. 
  • Don’t forget to cool off your pets. Fill a pool (tip: choose plastic since claws may pop inflatables) or try a cooling mat

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