Beat the Heat

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As temperatures rise, it becomes a struggle to find ways to keep cool.  Yes, staying indoors is definitely the best option, especially when humidity levels rise too.  However, sometimes even in an air-conditioned house can feel too darn hot.  So what can you do to keep cool?

Play water games

Have a squirt gun fight.  Fill up a small, inexpensive kiddie pool and pretend to spend the day at the beach.  Run through a sprinkler.  On hot days, sometimes the best thing to do is to throw on a bathing suit and go splash around.  If you’ve got the time, but don’t have any kids to play with, throw on a bathing suit and wash your car.  That way, you’re beating the heat and being productive.

Make ice pops

Take fruit juices and small pieces of fresh fruit and fill up Dixie cups (or popsicle molds) with them.  Cover them in foil and add popsicle sticks.  Freeze for five hours or overnight.  Enjoy!

Wear a cooling face mask

Is it impossible to get cool in your house?  Get one of those gel-filled facial masks and pop it in the freezer.  After about an hour, wear it when you’ve got some down time.  Not only will it make your face feel rejuvenated, but it helps you to feel much cooler.

Avoid turning on the oven/stove

Most houses feel their hottest as soon as cooking needs to be done.  Ovens and stoves give off a lot of heat that can make cooling down feel even more impossible.  For dinner-making in the summer, try your crock pot.  You can make lots of recipes using just a crock pot and that won’t give off any excess heat.  More crock pot recipes can be found here.

Do you have any go-to cooling methods?  Share them with us!

By Adrianna, LivingFirst Contributor.

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