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It’s that time of the year when you may be wondering how to cool yourself down. Summer is almost here, which means temperatures are skyrocketing and heat waves are on their way. When it comes to staying cool in the summer, a lot of your first ideas might involve just laying low, but summer is about experiencing everything that you can, so how can you stay cool, even when having a good time? When it comes to your summer health, there are quite a few factors involved, from your diet to your skin. Here are Hanalei’s best tips for having the coolest summer ever.
When it comes to keeping cool in the summer, it’s important to remember to hydrate. Hydrating with ice-cold water can truly help you to keep that body temperature feeling nice and cool. When you drink ice water, you’re cooling your body down from the inside, rather than the outside, which makes it easier for your body temperature to stay comfortable, rather than overheating!
Taking care of your skin is one of the most important things you can do during the hotter, drier summer months. Using a cooling gel moisturizer like our Island Aloe Gel is just the trick you’ve been looking for. This gel works to soothe your skin while adding moisture with pure aloe, Hawaiian noni, and papaya enzyme. This is a great way to treat your skin well, and cool down after a long day in the sun (and it’s great for treating pesky sunburns too!).
During the summer, it’s only natural that you’d want to spend more time outside, but when it’s hot out, it’s crucial to wear clothes that breathe such as sportswear or cotton, so that your skin doesn’t suffocate in the warmer temps. It’s also important to get breathable clothing so that your overall body temperature stays regulated throughout your day.
One of the best life hacks we can offer is to keep your body lotion cool as ice. Keeping your lotion in the fridge is a great way to not only take care of your skin with oh so perfect moisture at the end of the day, but it’s a great way to cool down your skin from the outside as well. Our purely moisturizing kukui body lotion is perfect for relieving dryness and restoring hydration, and will feel like such a treat when cooled down in the fridge. Talk about treating yourself this summer!
Summer is the ultimate time to eat plenty of fruit. Not only are they hydrating, but they’re all in season, meaning you can get some of the most refreshing fruits you’ve ever had this time of year. If you’re trying to stay cool, there’s no better treat than a frozen fruit salad—you’ll get all your nutrients and hydration, and it’ll help you cool down after a day in the sun.
After a long day in the sun, it might be a good idea to hop in an ice-cold shower or bath. Not only will this help to instantly cool your body down, but it’s actually better for your skin! Did you know hot showers dry you out, especially in already hot weather? Taking a cold shower will keep your skin nice and healthy and have you feeling better in no time!
Everyone’s experienced it: those hot summer nights where they AC just can’t kick on fast enough to help you fall asleep. Well, don’t fret—it’s easy to cool your bed down before bed! Just make sure you pop some ice packs in the freezer first thing in the morning so that when you’re ready for bed, you’ll have some ice to lay down first. This way, you’ll have a nice and cool bed to sleep in without getting your sheets wet with melting ice!
Summers are all about self-care. Ending your day with a face sheet mask probably sounds like the best thing ever, especially after spending all day in the sun. Now, picture our Hanalei Face Sheet Masks after chilling them in the fridge all day long. Now that’s some oh so cool refreshment! Our face masks are perfect for bringing out the best in your skin. Try a hydrating papaya mask, a brightening pineapple mask, a moisturizing pear mask, or a soothing lychee mask. Putting a chilled face mask on after a long day will help to cool you down better than splashing cold water on your face ever could—and it’ll benefit your skin while you cool! It’ll let you rest while bringing that body temperature down, so that you can feel refreshed and cooled all before bed.
Summers are all about enjoying the warm weather and sunshine, but it’s easy to end up overheated at the end of the day. In order to cool down after a long day of sun, it’s as easy as putting some of these tips in your daily routine. From hydration to chilled face masks there’s plenty you can do to bring down your body temperature, making it possible to have the best summer ever, no matter the outside temp.
About the author:
Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul