Depending on where you live, you may be experiencing scorching summer temps (and don’t get us started on the humidity). Short of hopping the next flight to the Arctic Circle, here are some clever tips for keeping your cool when the weather heats up.
*Run cold water over your wrists for a few seconds to bring down your body temperature. Keep a wet washcloth in the freezer and use on your neck, knees and feet.
*It sounds crazy, but digging into a spicy dish actually cools your body down by encouraging perspiration. Just don’t overeat, which can cause you to feel warmer. For dessert, swap ice cream for yogurt (which has a high water content) or fruit.
*Store your body and face lotions in the fridge for an invigorating post-shower experience.
*Breathable silk sheets are great for sweaty nights. Too luxe for you? Sprinkle some baby powder on your cotton sheets to absorb dampness.
*Remember: heat rises, meaning the coolest air is closest to the ground. With that in mind, put your electric fan on the floor and aim it upwards. Genius!