Summer is amazing. There are plenty of fruits and veggies in season. It’s time for vacations and the weather is finally nice and warm. Sometimes a bit too warm. Unbearable even. So, what do we do then. Instead of letting the heat win, today we will show you how to fight in. No more heatstroke and migraines. This summer we’ll be living the good, cool life. Here our tips and tricks on how to keep your home cool as well as yourself during the summer.
Unless you are planning to spend every summer day on the beach, it may be a good idea to start learning how to keep your home cool as well as yourself. No more sweat stains and feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. With these simple tips you’ll be able to keep cool without even having to crank up the air-conditioning. So, not only will you be cool, but you’ll also be saving money!
With these simple tips you’ll be able to keep cool
#Block The Sun
While this one may seem obvious, it’s often forgotten in our desire to have natural light. While the sun rays may be enjoyable in the early morning hours they quickly turn scorching, and you suddenly feel regret for not closing the blinds on time. So, make sure to keep your blinds and curtains closed during the day in order to block as much sunlight as possible.
Make sure to keep your blinds and curtains closed
You may think we sound crazy, but taking warm showers instead of cold ones is actually much more effective at keeping the body cool. Taking a warm shower may feel less appealing and nice in the beginning, but you will feel much cooler afterwards. While taking a cold shower will shrink your pores and consequently will make you feel warmer than you did before taking the shower.
Taking a warm shower will help you feel much cooler afterwards
Drinking plenty of water is essential during the hot summer months, as well as all year round. Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated to prevent headaches and migraines. However, it’s not recommended to drink freezing cold water especially if your body is very warm. This can cause health problems. So, try to drink room temperature water or warm water.
It’s not recommended to drink freezing cold water
Speaking of warm water, a great way to keep cool is to drink plenty of warm drinks. Have you noticed how people in the desert seem to always be drinking tea? That’s because it’s a great way to regulate your body temperature. While you may be craving a nice, cold, filled to the brink with ice cola, it’s not a great option. A warm drink will help to raise your internal temperature which will make your blood go closer to the skin. This will make you sweat and consequently cool off.
Warm drinks are more effective at cooling the body down
#Cold Water on Wrists
There are a ton of pressure points on the body. This includes the ankles and wrists. So, if you are felling a bit warm, try splashing some cold water on those points. Or even better, fill up some bowls with cold water and dip your ankles and wrists. This will send like a signal to your body to cool down.
Try splashing some cold water on your ankles and wrists
Having indoor plants is like having a little slice of heaven in your own home. They can help purify the air, help you sleep better, bring color and life into your space and even help keep your home cool during the warm months. Indoor plants act like natural air conditioners since they can generate moisture into the air. One of the most effective plants for this is ficus elastica.
Indoor plants act like natural air conditioners
#Avoid Using The Oven
This one, like the blinds, is kind of obvious, but a reminder doesn’t hurt. Try to avoid using the oven as much as possible during the summer. It emits a ton of heat and the weather is already hot enough. Experiment with recipes that don’t involve cooking, as the stove top also emit heat, as well as the kettle. Even your chargers emit heat. Try to use all of these appliances either early in the morning or later in the evening.
Try to avoid using the oven as much as possible during the summer
These were all the tips and tricks we have for you today on how to keep your home cool as well as yourself during these warm summer months. We hope you found this article helpful. Now that you know how to fight off the hot temperatures, you won’t have to worry about migraines, heatstroke, and sweat.