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6 Ways To Stay Cool This Summer

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Summer is a wonderful season for a college student. Classes are usually over, there is generally more free time, the daylight hours are longer, what’s not to like about summer? Well… maybe the heat?

If it gets to be too hot, and you’re in need of some cooling relief, try these ideas:

1. Freeze Your Pillow

If you have a larger pillow, this might not work if your freezer is pretty packed, but smaller pillows work perfectly. Cover up your pillow with a plastic bag and then stashed in the freezer for several minutes. Or, there’s always the option of going full-blown infomercial and buying the Chillow. Either way, you will rest-assured have a pillow to help minimize those night sweats!

2. Change Your Sheets

If your bedroom gets stuffy and warm in the evening, the best bet is to go for silk and satin sheets and blankets. They’re smoother and tend to stay cool, unlike cotton and flannel which are better for the winter months since they retain heat. Bonus: silk and satin are better to help prevent split ends and frizzy hair!

3. Neck Wraps And Headbands

If your workplace tends to get pretty warm, or you’re heading out for the day in the heat, try a stylish neck wrap, which you can stash in your freezer before you head out. They’re available for purchase, or you can make your own with this tutorial.

4. Bed Ice Packs

When I was abroad in Georgia, my host mother taught me this trick, which I should’ve figured out long before. Get an ice pack and freeze it so that it’s ready by the time you’re heading to bed. Place it under the sheets at the foot of the bed, or wherever you feel would be most beneficial. I definitely recommend this tip!

5. Take A Cold Shower Before Bed

Most doctors don’t recommend taking a shower with only cold water, so make the water tepid for most of the duration. Turn the temperature to cold for about 15 seconds right before stepping out. This way you’ve got a head start on beating the heat before slipping into bed. Showering before bed is a good idea in general because, especially in the summer, it rinses away all the sweat lingering on your body. And no one wants to crawl into a bed feeling sticky and sweaty!

6. Have Fun With Water!

Invite some friends over, set up a sprinkler or slip n’ slide, and have some fun in the water! Socializing, cooling off, and acting like a kid makes for a great distraction! If you want to have even more fun with it, fill up a lot of water balloons or water guns and play tag! You’ll be having so much fun, you’ll forget how hot it is. For a post-water treat: Popsicles!

Do you have any secrets to staying cool in the summer? Share with us in the comments, or let us know how our suggestions have worked for you!

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6 Tips to Cool Down in the Summer Heat

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If the summer is getting just way too hot to bear, don’t bare it all yet – here are some of my tips on how to plan right to tackle that heat, and enjoy yourself at the same time.

1. Pack drinks before you go out: Staying hydrated is key. Bring some bottled water or other drinks with before you leave the house. By bringing drinks from home, you won’t need to buy any over-priced drinks at your destination and show off a cute colorful water bottle at the same time.

2.    Avoid the hottest part of the day: It’s typically the hottest outside between 1pm-4pm. By avoiding being outside around these times, you won’t have to suffer through the most intense heat. If you need to be outside during this time, make sure to cover up with a hat, sunglasses, sunblock and lightweight, light-colored clothing.

3.    Keep your hair short or pulled back: Men and women with longer hair can feel hotter in the summer heat. If your hair is long, go out on a limb and try a rebellious new hairstyle like a pixie cut or a bob, or pull it back and off your neck in a ponytail or bun. If a haircut is out of the question, packages of hair ties are less than $5.

4.    Visit a water park: Although on the expensive side to visit, it will be entertaining for an entire day. Most waterparks charge less than $50 per person, and between all the great water rides, lazy river, and pools, waterparks are a great escape from your average daily routine while keeping cool.

5.    Swimming at a friend’s pool: If you have a friend that has a pool, go swimming at their house! Pack a picnic for some snacks and drinks for the day and enjoying floating around or playing water volleyball with a group of friends.

6.    Sleep with a fan, thinner blanket and less clothes: Now it’s time to go to bed, but just because the sun goes down, doesn’t mean the temperature necessarily does. Try a standing or ceiling fan, which are usually under $40. Invest in a thinner blanket for the summer, as well as some thinner pajamas – boxers and tank tops will do wonders.

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