The summer is set to get even hotter with forecasters predicting temperatures as high as 37C, making this summer the hottest British heatwave since 1976. But as the temperatures rise the heat can become a burden – especially for those who work or live in buildings without air-conditioning.
As keeping cool in the sun is high on our agenda we have put together 10 summer hacks to keep you cool and happy in the scorching heat.
1. Frozen fruity water
Going to be away from home for a long period? Freeze water with fruit in a plastic bottle, this will melt throughout the day giving you a refreshing drink that will be cooler for longer.
2. Sweaty nights
If the hot weather has you tossing and turning throughout the night, try freezing a half-filled hot water bottle and place at the foot of your bed. Press your ankles, tops of your feet and temples against the water bottle to stop you overheating. If you are really struggling, place your bedding into a bag and place in the freezer for a few minutes before bedtime.
3. Chilled caffeine kick
On a hot day, watered down coffee just won’t do! Pour coffee into an ice tray and freeze, this is a great way to enjoy a full tasting iced coffee to satisfy your coffee fix.
4. Savvy tipple
There is nothing better than a cold glass of wine in the garden with friends on a warm evening. So, don’t let ice cubes water down your favourite tipple instead freeze green grapes to keep your drink chilled.
5. After sun
Take the sting out of sunburn by freezing aloe vera or after sun in an ice cube tray then run the cubes onto the affected area, this will produce an instant cooling affect and help bring down your body temperature.
6. Fun in the sun
Thinking of having a BBQ, going to the beach or having a picnic? Freeze part-filled water balloons to make enormous ice cubes, this will keep your food and drinks chilled throughout the day.
7. Freeze your snacks
We get 30% of our water intake from our food – chop up fruit and place into small containers and freeze. This is perfect for taking snacks to work or on a summer trip as your food will defrost during the day.
8. One scoop or two
Summer is the time to indulge in unlimited amounts of ice cream, but it can be frustratingly difficult to scoop! Take the hassle out of your frozen treat by placing the ice cream tub in a freezable bag before freezing, and you will have soft scooping ice cream every time.
9. Refrigerate your cosmetics
Storing your creams and lotions in the fridge provides much needed rejuvenation in the hot weather by applying a cold moisturiser to your body in the mornings and evenings.
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