Because it's literally a hot girl summer, try these TikTok-approved products plus heat-friendly apparel from Skims, Alo Yoga, and more.
By this time in the summer, the weather has gone from pleasantly warm to unbearably hot, and it's hard to walk around without looking like a sweaty, sticky mess. You can spend hours perfecting your outfit to step outside and have it ruined in minutes — we're talking eyeliner melting down your cheeks, painful rashes from chafing, and clothes that look like you just went for an impromptu dip in the pool. It's enough to make you want to cancel beach trips and rooftop party plans for the sake of staying as sweat-free as possible.
For days when standing in front of the air conditioner isn't an option, don't let the heat discourage you from having fun this summer. We've already found the best sunscreens and breathable bedding options, but TikTok has found more clever ways to beat the heat. Not only have they identified the best makeup setting sprays and anti-chafe products, but some unexpected finds as well. Some of the most clever summer essentials we found on TikTok include a personal neck fan, boob sweat-eliminating powder, and a viral hair-smoothing solution.
Starting at just $9, we've rounded up the best viral products that will keep you cool and comfortable long into the balmy days of August. We've also included some of our own heat hacks, such as moisture-wicking mesh undergarments from Skims and Aerie, chafe-guarding bike shorts from Alo Yoga, and freezable cooling towels that provide up to three hours of heat relief. For more summer apparel, check out our favorite summer dresses, linen pants, and swimsuits.
BodyGlide For Her Anti-Chafe Balm
With over 5,900 five-star reviews on Amazon, you can trust this balm stick to keep chafing at bay. Just apply a layer or two to the inner thighs, under bra straps, skin creases, and anywhere you experience chafing to prevent irritation.
Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray
Endorsed by celebrity stylist Chris Appleton, who has used it on Kim Kardashian, and has been used by acclaimed artist Jennifer Lopez, this remarkable anti-frizz product effectively controls hair, ensuring it remains manageable even in high-humidity conditions.
SKIMS Summer Mesh Scoop Neck Bralette
Designed by SKIMS, the renowned brand of Kim Kardashian, this scoop-neck bralette is skillfully crafted from sheer mesh, providing both comfort and coziness that make it suitable for all-day wear.
The Portable Neck Fan
TikTok is all over this headphone-shaped portable neck fan from Amazon. Not only is it surprisingly powerful, but the fan is rechargeable via USB, has multiple speed options, and is made with comfortable food-grade silicone.
Bed Head by TIGI Hair Wax Stick
Tame your fly-aways with this Bed Head Wax Stick. Perfect for creating a slicked-back pony or other sleek hairstyles.
Milani Make It Last 3-in-1 Setting Spray and Primer
This $9 setting spray has been crowned as one of the best by #makeuptok, and it comes in a dewy finish as well. Tiktok beauty gurus recommend using it both under and over your makeup for maximum staying power.
Megababe Bust Dust Body Powder
Boob sweat sufferers, rejoice! Stop soaking through your favorite tops by using this talc-free sweat-absorbing powder, formulated with soothing aloe and chamomile, to keep the girls happy in the heat.
Alo Seamless High Waist Limitless Open Air Short
Whether you wear them on their own or layer under dresses for a lightweight layer of anti-chafe protection, these seamless biker shorts are cool in more ways than one.
4 Pack Cooling Towel
For days when the heat feels unbearable, soak and stash these portable cooling towels in your freezer for instant relief — they'll provide up to three hours of cooling power.
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap
Staying hydrated is crucial on hot days, and this top-rated Hydro Flask is an ideal companion for that purpose.
Mesh Triangle Bralette
Keep boob sweat at bay in an airy Aerie mesh bralette, available in two nude hues, black, and a variety of fun summery colors.
Jisulife Handheld Mini Fan
With over 40,000 five-star ratings, this battery-powered pocket fan is a best-seller for a reason thanks to its foldable design that is perfect for a hot summer day at the shore.
Athleta Aurora Seamless Crop Rib Tank
If you'd prefer to skip the bra altogether, this seamless tank from Athleta has built-in support and comes in a rainbow of brights and neutral hues.
Luna Cooling Bamboo Weighted Blanket
For the hot or stressed sleepers, add this cooling blanket to your college packing list to keep you comfortable all night while also feeling like your being hugged.