Here are a few advice/tips I have found. I hope you find them as helpful as I did.
- In the morning, close up your house and draw blinds and drapes so the house stays darker and thus cooler.
- Wear lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothes. Heat is trapped by synthetic fibres, but cotton absorbs perspiration and its evaporation causes you to feel cooler. The light colours reflect the sun’s radiation.
- Replace your usual body moisturiser with a cooling aloe vera aftersun product to use morning and night. This will help lower your skin temperature.
- Apply sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating of at least “SPF 15” to exposed portions of the body
- Limit exposure during the hottest hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat
- Try to drink 2-4 glasses of water an hour, don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink keep yourself replenished.
- Sit back, close your eyes and picture snow. Research has shown that the body reacts to these daydreams, reducing its overall temperature.
- Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
- Chill your pulse points by running cold water over your wrist for a minute or so each hour. Splashing water on your temples or face can produce a similar effect.
- Fill a standard hot water bottle with ice water. Use it to cool your ankles and the back of your knees — it works. You can also try bagging your sheets and tossing them in the freezer for an hour or two before bed. (Seriously! How have I never thought of this!!!)
- Put a bowl of ice in front of a fan.
Jeezz! It’s so hot, but I think I prefer this to being super cold!!! xx
Do you have a special way of keeping cool? Please do comment how in the below comment box 🙂