Whether you can’t afford air conditioning or are trying to cut costs by not using your air conditioning, here are some effective ways to keep yourself cool during these long, and hot, summer months:
Take a cold shower or bath with Peppermint Soap
This is a no brainer. Taking a cold shower helps lower your core temperature and peppermint soap activates brain receptors that convey whether something you’re eating or feeling is cold.
If you’re feeling hot, the first step you take to cool yourself down should be drinking water, and lots of it. The temperature of the water doesn’t matter since your body will heat it, but a cold glass of water always feels good.If your body is suffering from the heat and needs to cool itself, it can’t perform the function without enough moisture so get drinking.
Use cold washrags on your wrists and necks
Place a cold washrag on your wrists or drape it around your neck to cool your body. These pulse points are areas where blood vessels are close to the skin, so you’ll cool down more quickly. If you’ve invested in hot water bottles to stay warm in winter, they can also be filled with icy cold water to keep you cool in the summer!
Use fans for cross ventilation
Close the doors of unused rooms
Use the exhaust fan in your kitchen and/or bathroom
Install energy-efficient light bulbs
Enjoy frozen treats