Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cool It!

July is the hottest month of the year.Here's a couple tips to help you beat that devilish heat!

• Open your house to the breeze after sunset and leave it open until dawn. Place a fan in the window to suck the cooler air inside.
• In the early morning, draw the shades before the temperature starts to rise.
• To feel cooler, eat cooler. Reduce your protein intake and increase fluids.
• Avoid hot, caffeinated beverages, which are dehydrating.

Too much sun? To ease a sunburn, here are a few home remedies:
• For a mild sunburn, apply cider vinegar, witch hazel, or cold peppermint tea.
• Bathe a sunburned face in buttermilk. It’s great for the complexion, too.
• Add some black or green tea to your bathwater to soothe sunburned skin. Or pat sunburned skin with wet tea bags.
• Wear a hat! The wider the brim the better!

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

In 2007 when I went for two weeks to Bradenton with Barbie I acted like I had not moved to the 37th Parallel seven years earlier. We went out to Egmont key for five hours and I didn't pack any protection.

Looked and felt like the tourons we used to laugh at when we were regular sun lovers.

Took me weeks to peel and that was the best part of the whole event!

Little old me...

My photo
An american yankee up past the 49th parellel.


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