How to Cope with the Heat
It is hot, hot, hot and with more sunny days on their way, we’ve got the best tips and tricks on how to stay cool when it’s so hot outside!
This is probably the most important tip, especially from a safety point of view. As you sweat more in the heat you lose more water, so make sure you’re drinking the NHS recommended 1.2 litres a day. Keep a bottle of water in your bag to sip during your commute to work so you can stay cool and refreshed if you’re crammed in on a train or bus.
Forget jeans and dark tops, it’s all about being light and breezy! Wearing lighter colours and white in particular will keep you much cooler as dark materials absorbs more heat. Go for cotton or linen items which are breathable and will help keep moisture at bay.
Close the curtains
It may be tempting to let the sunshine in, but closing the blinds or curtains can help to keep rooms cool. However, this doesn’t apply to thick, dark curtains which can trap heat, in which case leave them open. Keep windows closed to stop hot air coming in, and also keep pesky summer flies away!
Prep your beauty routine
If you still want to brave the sun with your standard full make-up look or just want a way to cool down before bed, try putting your moisturisers and eye-creams in the fridge until you need them. You’ll thank us for this soothing, cool treat in the hot mornings and nights!
Plan your day
If you’re heading out and about in the heat then plan your day accordingly and check the weather forecast as soon as you wake up. Try and get what you need to do done in the morning or later in the afternoon when the weather is at its coolest. If you know you’ll be out all day, try to do activities such as shopping at midday so you can make the most of the indoors with air-conditioned buildings.