Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tips To Beat Summer Heat

It's first day of May and we're still in the middle of summer season here in the tropics. While it brings to mind pictures of sands and shells, it can also mean sun burn, worn out or heat stroke. The best way to remain cool as a cucumber is to beat the heat with simple yet practical stuffs to keep in mind.

Wear light clothes. Light color reflects light while dark color absorbs light. The same elementary science applies when wearing colored clothes this summer season. Besides, light colored clothes just look softer and cooler.

Minimize sources of heat. While turning off some of your appliances when not needed can be a friendly tip to help ease the amount of your electricity bill, it can also be practical way to reduce the the heat circulating around your home. Also, avoid clutter around and open your windows.

Use helpful summer accessories. Wear your hats whenever you go outdoors. Bucket hats are not only fashionable but also excellent for protection of your face because of its long brim. You can also bring your umbrellas. A pair of sunglasses is a plus.

Protect your skin. If you are just staying at home, apply lotion or moisturizer to avoid your skin from drying. If you are going to the beach, don't forget to use sun blocks; read information and follow direction on labels.

Drink plenty of water. Most of all, the golden reminder this summer season: don't forget to take at least eight glasses of water every day. Aside from regulating body temperature, drinking water regularly especially this summer season combats dehydration, imparts body energy and protects against various diseases.

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