5 Tips to Stay Cool in the Californian Sun
You don’t need us to tell you that the Californian sun can be brutal. But the right preparations and strategies can make all the difference in getting through even the hottest days in style. Consider these five tips if you want to keep cool and comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you:
Keep Windows Closed During the Day, Open at Night
It may seem counterintuitive, but closing your windows during the day and opening them at night can help keep your home cooler. During the day, direct sunlight coming through windows can quickly raise the temperature of a room making it feel significantly warmer than outside. The warmth is outside – why let it in? At night, open those windows to let in cool air from outside – just make sure you close them again before sunrise.
Drink Lots of Water
Whether you’re already a water drinker or not, now is the time to get your eight glasses in a day. Staying hydrated is key to keeping your body temperature regulated and helping you beat the heat. Be sure to keep plenty of cold water on hand – add some electrolytes or lemon juice for an extra boost. Also, visit Kinetico Water of Placerville’s new website to learn more about filtration to make your drinking water even better.
Protect Yourself from Sunburn
We all know that sunscreen should be a staple in any summer wardrobe, but let’s be real – how many of us actually use it? Make sure you’re well-prepared for the hot California sun this season by stocking up on sunscreen and applying it liberally and frequently to avoid painful sunburns. Also, don’t forget about your sunglasses, hats, and other accessories that can add an extra layer of protection. Sunscreen shouldn’t be a luxury – we’re talking about your health and safety.
Find Shade Whenever Possible
When the heat is unbearable, what better way to keep cool than to find shade? Look for trees or buildings that can provide some relief from direct sunlight, which continues to make temperatures feel even hotter. If you’re at the beach, an umbrella is a must – don’t forget it. Regardless of where you are, it’s always a good idea to bring along something that can provide you with some shade.
Stay Inside When It Gets Too Hot
Sometimes the best thing to do is just stay inside – especially when temperatures get too extreme or a heatwave hits. If you have air conditioning, use it sparingly – but if you don’t, consider visiting public places with A/C such as malls or libraries to get some relief. You can also try turning on your ceiling fan in an effort to circulate the air throughout your home and make it feel cooler.
No one should have to suffer through the summer heat. With these five tips, you’ll be able to stay cool and comfortable while enjoying all that the Californian sun has to offer. And with a few basic supplies, you can beat the heat no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
This year, get into positive habits that help you stay cool and take care of yourself in the heat. Follow these tips, prepare ahead of time, and make sure to drink plenty of water to keep yourself feeling strong and healthy. With a little bit of preparation, you can have a great summer no matter how hot it gets!