Summertime is undoubtedly the most awaited time of the year for young and old alike. School holidays, memories of ice cream trucks, long walks on the beach, and bonfires on the sand, makes summer the season most looked forward to. Plans are made during the rest of the entire year as to what one can do to have a great summer vacation.
Summer is also the hottest period of the year. Although this is what makes cooling off in a pool, lake, or the ocean extremely inviting, it can also become quite uncomfortable at times,
Keeping cool in the summer is not only necessary for a comfortable holiday spent, but also for your own health and safety.
Protection from the heat and sun
Protecting oneself from the harsh rays of the sun is extremely crucial. Heat stroke can be a serious condition, and long-term severe sun exposure can lead to skin cancers such as melanoma.
You should always wear sunscreen with protection against UVA and UVB rays, when outdoors during the summer. In fact, studies have shown that sun damage can occur even while indoors, through light coming in from windows. Therefore, making sunscreen a significant step in your daily routine will help you protect your skin from sun damage. An SPF 30 strength sunscreen is ideal, and it should be reapplied every two hours to make sure that you are protected throughout the day.
Similarly, clothing plays an important factor in sun protection while also allowing to keep cool. Covering up against the sun does not mean that you need to be stifling hot in the process. Wearing light and breathable cotton clothing can cover you up while also allowing you to also feel comfortable. Sun hats and umbrellas are also great ways in which to avoid the sun.
Staying cool around the house
While indoors, you may feel that you are thoroughly protected from the effects of the summer heat. The fact is that heat stroke can even be an issue while indoors.
Always stay hydrated; drink water throughout the day to ensure that your body is not dehydrated. Keep ceiling fans in Singapore on inside the house so that the air is not hot and uncomfortable. If not using ceilings fans, you should consider installing them in your home.
Additionally, in the night time, using soft LED lights will create a beautiful ambience with its lighting, for summertime parties and gatherings, and will not add to the heat of the day the way regular fluorescent lamps would. It will keep the temperature of your home as consistent as possible.
When entertaining in the evenings, open up as many windows as possible to let cool air into the house. However, ensure that proper coverings have been sued to keep mosquitos and other insects away.