Natural Tips to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

May 24, 2019

Natural Tips to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

The temperatures are slowly climbing and we’re just as amazed as you are that we’re finally able to talk about ways to stay cool instead of reading yet another winter article!

Summers in Canada can get incredibly hot, so it’s important to find ways to stay safe and cool no matter how high the temperatures rise!

Here are our top 5 tips for a safe (and bearable!) summer.

Stay hydrated

This one seems pretty obvious, but many people still don’t realize that soda pop doesn’t count as hydration!

Sugary drinks actually sap water out of the skin cells, leaving you at risk for dehydration.

Make sure you drink at least 2 liters of pure, filtered water and feel free to throw in some lemon slices, cucumber and mint for a refreshing vitamin boost!

Wear a hat

It’s the little things you do that can truly make all the difference and prevent a potential sunstroke.

We wear sunscreen on our bodies, often forgetting that our scalp is skin too!

Always cover up with a hat to keep your scalp protected.

Don’t leave home without your SPF

SPF should become your best friend during the warm season, not only will it reduce your risk of skin cancer, it will help to prevent the signs of aging too!

Always apply an SPF of at least 30 or higher to all exposed areas of skin and be sure to reapply throughout the day, after sweating or swimming.

Know when to stay indoors

We don’t mean to burst your bubble, but on especially humid days, when the weather channel issues heat warnings, it really is better to stay indoors.

Days like this are too unpleasant to be outdoors anyway so stay safe and spend a day indoors where you can stay cool.

Fill up on hydrating snacks

Water is great, but did you know there’s another way you can stay hydrated that’s a little more fun?

Some fruits and veggies are so high in water content that they can rival a glass of water with an added boost of nutrients and fiber of course!

Strawberries, watermelon, cucumber, peaches, pineapple and celery are just a few of our favourites!

Follow these tips to beat the summer heat and stay safe and hydrated!

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