8 Ways to protect yourself in the heat.

8 Ways to protect yourself in the heat.

There’s no doubting that it’s hot at the moment, in some parts of England the temperature is up to 35c, and taking into account the humidity, it’s ridiculously hot. In this weather it’s of the upmost important that you protect yourself in the heat – failing to do so could lead to sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration, and more.

Wear Sunscreen

Your skin will thank you for it now, and in the future.

Reapply Sunscreen

Some people, including myself, are really good at applying sunscreen before an outing, but are terrible at reapplying it a few hours later. Keep up with sunscreen application, and

Sunglasses are a must!

Protect your eyes from the headache inducing rays, and wear sunglasses.

Avoid peak sunshine times.

Peak sunshine is roughly between 11am and 3pm depending on where you live. However, I’ve found it’s more like 3pm – 8pm for myself. A good rule of thumb is to check the weather daily, and stay out of the

Wide Brimmed Hats

Not that I’m a fashionable person, but wide brimmed hats can help you stay out of the rays.

Drink plenty of water.

Rule of thump is to drink around 2litres of water, with this heat you’re sweating more than you think, so make sure you drink enough so that you’re not getting thirsty.

A good, though unconventional, way to check is through your urine. If you’re urine is anything other than pale, make an effort to drink more water.

A time for sports drinks.

If you’re drinking a bunch of water, you need to make sure you’re replenishing those electrolytes too! Sports drinks are a great way to do this, or adding some sugar, and salt to water.

Keep in the shade as much as possible.

It’s really difficult to keep cool at the moment, but it’s really important to protect yourself in the heat. Since it looks like the heat is here to stay – at least for a few weeks, keep yourself safe, hydrated, and protected from the sun.

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