Keeping Cool in Summer
Expect the temperature to rise at an uncomfortably high degree, now that summer is here, and things can go off hand, like relentless hot nights, toasted sunburn, and hay fever season, but don’t be affected by all these imminent possibilities, instead look for ways to keep cool during the summer season.
The advantage 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.
Knowing that summer days and nights will be an uncomfortable lot, the intense heat can be harsh on your skin and at the end of the day, your usual warm and cozy bed can be too warm for comfort, 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 days at home will be like autumn in summer and nights will be as cool as ever, allowing you to sleep soundly like a log.
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.
Wear appropriate summer 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.