by silvi | 01:28

Keeping Cool in Summer

Now that summer is here, expect the temperature to rise at an uncomfortably high degree, and, maybe, some things can go off hand, like relentless hot nights, toasted sunburn, and hay fever season, therefore, don’t be affected by all these imminent possibilities, but, instead, look for ways to keep cool during the summer season.

The usefulness of sun protection

The sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays are unusually high during summer and can even penetrate the sanctity of our homes, that’s why sun protection creams or lotions, with high sum protection factor (SPF), must be applied on the skin, whether you leave the house or not, to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and avoid from being sunburned.

Have maintenance check on your air-conditioning units

Summer months can be harsh on the skin, as well as our comfort zone in our own bed, so, now is the time to have your air-conditioning units be tuned up to see to it that it’s in good working order, a simple maintenance fix but with great benefits, and your nights will be as cool as ever, sleeping soundly like a log.

Prepare your swimming pool

Since your kids will most likely jump into the swimming pool anytime of the day, hire your regular pool cleaner to test the water pH level and do their pool maintenance, so you and the family will endure the summer with much fun dipping in the pool, helping to beat off the heat with this volume of water, just waiting for everyone to bathe in it; however, if you do not have an expensive swimming pool, you can buy an inflatable plastic swimming pool, where you can leave the water in it for an extended period of time.

Light meals for summer

When you consume large meals, the metabolism in your body increases the calorie level, which releases heat, to break down the food, so eat light meals during summer and in small quantities, to lower the heat energy in your body, and avoid foods that are high in protein as this can increase the body’s metabolism. Furthermore, by eating spicy foods during summer, the chilies can stimulate the heat receptors in the mouth, enhancing blood circulation and causing the body to sweat, then finish your meal with lots of water and, occasionally, drink chrysanthemum tea, which is a cooling herb.

Summer cotton dresses

Because cotton materials easily absorbs moisture and heat cannot penetrate cotton, while with synthetic fibers, they trap heat from their surrounding environment; therefore, use as much of light, cottony dresses during summer.

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