6 Ways To Stay Cool In The Summer

—Urban Beardsman

Want to beat the heat this year? Carlos has six tips that will keep you cool when the heat is on.

1. The right fabric. When choosing your fabric, the main focus should be breath-ability. Cotton is perfect, comfortable and lets your body breathe with ease, and will also absorb excess sweat. Linen is also a very summery fabric; lightweight, breathable and allows for a relaxed fit. Polypropylene and other hydrophobic synthetic fabrics, yes they’re synthetics but they will help move the unpleasant moisture away from your body. Garments made from these and other types of dry-fit materials are great choices. And remember that light colors will reflect the heat, and help keep you cool throughout the day, whereas dark colors will absorb it and make you hotter.

2. Wear shades. Protect your eyes from the UV rays with pair of sunglasses. The blistering sun will tire out your eyes and make the heat seem even more unbearable — and who doesn’t look cool with a pair of sunglasses on?

3. The Waterboy. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Not only is it vital to restock your bodily fluids and it’s also a great way to lower and control your body temperature.

4. Don’t be Mr. Stinky. For your sake and the sake of everyone around you, make sure to always apply deodorant because nasty body odors are going to be far worse and more noticeable in warm weather, no matter what you’re wearing.

5. Block it out. If you’re going to be exposed to the sun, make sure to apply (and reapply) sunscreen on a regular basis. When it’s extra hot you might want to consider avoiding the sun by covering up or seeking shelter in the shade.

6. Cover your head. Keep your head from frying by wearing a hat. Overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause sunstroke, but wearing a hat can help you prevent it.

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