How to Deal with Hot Summer Days
Living in Canada where our winters can seem unbearable at times, most usually embrace hot days once they arrive. However, when it’s too hot for too long – there can be health hazards. That’s why we’re coming to you with the best tips in dealing with the hot weather!
Major Tips for Stayin’ Cool
1. Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
2. Dodge the heat – stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) especially if your skin is more vulnerable to sun burns.
3. Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed
Note: metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter.
4. Have cool baths or showers and splash yourself with cool water. Don’t forget to hydrate your body with liquids as well!
5. If you do experience the wrath of sunburns, try using aloe vera to soothe your irritated skin. Following aloe vera, use our WEATHER WARRIOR sheet mask. This one will help to soothe, calm and heal skin that has taken a beating from the sun!
6. Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine or drinks high in sugar. A lot of drinks that market themselves as herbal can contain more amounts or equal amounts of sugar as soft drinks – so pay special attention to the nutrition facts and choose wisely! When in doubt, water is always your best choice.
7. Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool. Typically, Canadian basements remain cool as research has suggested that exterior foundation wall surfaces take about 3 days to react to changes in outside temperature!
8. Wear loose, cool clothing, with a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
We hope that these tips are helpful and everyone is enjoying the nice weather here lately! Did we miss anything? Let us know your tips to keeping cool down below.