We all know it’s coming. It’s the time of year when anything plastic left in your car will be ruined and the use of hair dryers is no longer necessary. If you’ve lived here in Mesa for a while, you know the drill, but if you’re new to town, or are just looking for extra ways to cool down, here’s some tips to keep the summer months bearable.
Wardrobe Tweaks
There’s a bit more to think about here than just what the fashions are, but with luck and a little searching, you can find the latest fashions that are also weather appropriate. Look for light-colored cotton clothes that fit you loosely. Loose clothes allow air movement next to the skin which helps your sweat evaporate and keep you cooled down. Next to that, you can pick up synthetic fabrics typically designed for working out that soak up sweat.
Dining Tweaks
During the days when the heat is the heaviest, you’ll want to go for lighter foods. Summer salads are best because they’re easier to digest than a huge burger. Fruits and veggies also have a high water content to keep you hydrated, and cooler as a result. Also, it may seem counterintuitive, but eating spicy foods can help you cool down. The spicy stuff increases your blood circulation and makes you sweat more without raising your body temperature, which helps you cool down even more.
Freeze the Sheets
This tip may seem strange, but desperate times, etc.. Take your sheets and pillowcases, fold them and place them in a plastic bag. After that, you stick them in the freezer for a few hours, and when you’re ready for bed, take them out and make the bed. It could possibly be the best feeling ever.
The Brilliance of Blackout Curtains
For maximum protection, buy blackout curtains with a foam layer that blocks sunlight as well as a reflective back layer that directs the cool air inside back into your home. While your living room stays dark all day long, the amount of electricity it takes to cool the room significantly drops.
Golfland Sunsplash
When you and the kids just have to get out of the house, you might as well head somewhere that has water. Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa has their water slides open from May through September to cater to all your water sliding needs.
Get creative and one of the best ways to really stay cool is to drink plenty of water. Be safe and have a great summer!