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Yes, we all have days when you don’t want to do anything and during the summer those days increase, especially if you are a student. With the weather increasing rapidly all I feel is sweat… everywhere. I’m here with some tips to help you fight this deadly heat!

  1. This heat makes you feel gross 90% of the time making you want to stay in a cold shower, but that IS NOT what you should do. Taking colder showers makes your body get sweaty faster after you get out while taking your normal warm shower doesn’t make you sweat as fast after getting out.
  2. Stay hydrated! Keep water bottles in the freezer and fridge so you can drink cooler water! If you aren’t a water bottle person and choose to use re-useable bottles, keep pitchers of water in the fridge and make ice cubes or invest in an ice cuber maker.
  3. Find the best spots on your body to cool down the quickest. The best spots to put an ice pack to help beat the heat are your neck, wrists, tops of your feet, and your ankles. Just place the ice or ice pack (whatever you use) on that area for a little and then you’ll start to feel cooler.
  4. Spritz yourself with a water bottle every once and a while to help as another way to cool off your body.
  5. Fill a cotton sock with rice and tie it up then stick it in the freezer for 2+ hours before bed. When you are about to sleep take it out and stick it between the sheets with you to stay cooler.
  6. Wear looser, cotton fabric to help the sweat from your body evaporate better. Also remember to stay away from dark colors during the summer.
  7. Eat lighter during summer. Your body digests lighter, healthier food quicker than a fatty burger and not to mention after eating that you feel lazy and bloated… not how you want to feel during summer. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water in them helping you stay hydrated and healthy.
  8. Give the oven a break during summer. Using an oven when it’s hot makes your house even hotter which is definitely not what you want.
  9. Buy sunscreen that has zinc, oxide, and titanium dioxide or you will just be wasting your money. 
  10. Bugs are soooo annoying especially during summer and if you go camping it’s 10x worse. I’ll link two DIY natural bug repellent recipes at the end. One will be for mosquitoes and the other and regular bug repellent.

Cars are terrible during the summer! They are hot inside and you can occasionally burn yourself which isn’t what you want. I have some tips for you to make your car a better place during the summer.

  1. Have you ever burnt yourself on the metal part of your seatbelt? I have.. a lot, but here’s an easy fix for that. When you get out of the car buckle your seatbelt, so it doesn’t end up touching your skin.
  2. To get the hot air out of your car fast do this simple task. Open both of the front doors of your car (or back just make sure it’s parallel doors) and then open and close one of them about 5 or 6 times. It helps get the hot air out of your car quick without having to do a lot.

That’s all I have for you right now, but if you have any questions let me know! Temperatures here stay 90-115° all summer.. Not fun, but these help me deal with the heat.

Xox,

Marissa 

 

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer
-Albert Camus

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