Another heat wave is upon us! If you’re struggling with the heat, we’ve got lots of tips and tricks for you to stay cool, even without an air conditioner.
- Head to one of Ottawa’s cooling centres.
Jay put together a list. Check it out here.
- Stay hydrated
It may seem simple but drinking your daily eight cups of water will help you stay hydrated and balance out the amount of sweating that goes on during a heat wave. Even if you don’t feel de-hydrated, keep drinking water to stay safe.
- Go for a swim
If you have access to a pool, go for a swim or four. It will cool you down and make this heat wave manageable. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!
- Create a cross breeze
If you have a fan or two at home, set them up strategically so the breeze blows through your home in places you spend your most time. The more of a breeze you can get, the cooler you will feel because the air will help the sweat evaporate from your skin.
- Take a cool shower or bath
Keep it cold with a cool shower or bath. If you don’t have access to a swimming pool, this is just about the closest you can get! Fill a bath with cool water and relax for a little while.
- Keep cool items in your fridge and freezer
Making space for wet face cloths or ice packs in your fridge and freezer will provide even more relief in this heat.
- Use peppermint-based products
For an extra refreshing sensation, use soaps, face masks and body wash with peppermint. It’s a cooling agent and it smells great too.
- Eat ice cream
That’s right – ice cream! If that isn’t your jam, enjoy some frozen treats like slushies, smoothies or popsicles. Many of these can be easily made at home with a blender or some popsicle molds.
And although it won’t keep you cool per say, keep your sunscreen handy. There’s nothing like healing from a sunburn in a heatwave.
What have you been doing to stay cool? Let us know your tips for staying cool in this heat!