As the summer heat sets in, keep cool.

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As the summer heat sets in, keep cool.

Summertime brings outdoor events, light clothing, park picnics, catnaps on the balcony, and greenery on the trees. and humid, unbearably hot, restless nights. What can a poor city dweller do when temperatures exceed 40 degrees Celsius and there is no air conditioning?

It turns out to be a lot. You can end that sweltering summer heat wave in five minutes by gathering some ice packs and a fan.

Consume spicy food

On a hot day, this might seem like a bad idea, but "hot" foods like cayenne, jalapeo, and habanero peppers acquire their heat from the chemical capsaicin, which irritates people and causes them to sweat more, cooling them down. Barry Green, a Yale scientist, noted in Scientific American: "The skin's heat-sensitive receptors are stimulated by spicy meals. As a result, both the perceptions of pain and the bodily responses to heat, such as vasodilation, sweating, and flushing, are triggered by the pattern of activity from pain and warm nerve fibers."

Lie down on a wet sheet or towel.

If you are also running a fan, you will feel this very lovely. You will stay cool all night thanks to the water-filled cloth's evaporation, and the sheet or towel will probably be dry by morning. In a recent New York Times story, health expert Dr. Shubhayu Saha says that "when portions of the body with a high concentration of blood vessels near the skin come in contact with the cold, it helps move heat out of the body to cool down faster."

Set the direction of the ceiling fan to counterclockwise.

Your ceiling fan's blades are slightly angled in order to direct air either upwards or downwards. In the winter, you should turn the blades counterclockwise so that the cooler air in the room rises and pushes out the rising warmth. The rotation should be changed to counterclockwise in the summer to increase the amount of wind currents that enter the chamber below. Finding the switch that alters the direction of the fan on its body is simple; there should only be one!

Eat more protein and less salty food

Protein and salty foods induce water loss and metabolic heat when they are digested. Eat fewer, smaller meals more frequently throughout the day and consume more fruits and vegetables (without using the oven). This connection between digestion and metabolic heat has long been understood by scientists. Dr. G. Booth and J.M. Strang demonstrated in 1936 that eating stewed tomatoes and ground beef steak until full raised skin temperature on average by 2°C about an hour after the meal. It's a lot, that!

Wet the drapes.

Although this tactic has been around for a while, I seldom ever see any of my friends use it at home. A fantastic approach to reduce any incoming sunlight or breeze from the outside is to spray, soak, or let the bottoms of your curtains sit in buckets of water. This approach will only work if you can get air moving to evaporate the water, so use a fan or a window that has a draft flowing through if you can.

Purchase or make an ice-pack cap.

If you frequently get headaches, strapping a cold compress to your head in the sweltering heat can be a lifesaver. You can either purchase one or make your own, with varied levels of expense and efficiency of use.

If you want a quick cold, put a few damp dish towels in the freezer (twist each one into a "C" before freezing so it will suit your head) or buy two flexible ice packs from the dollar shop. Additionally, there are specially made icy-headbands for sale online.

In front of your fan, place a dish of ice.

The finest DIY air conditioner is as simple as tossing a bunch of ice cubes into a metal bowl (or freezing some water directly into the bowl) and placing it in front of a running fan. To get air to flow directly onto the frozen surface and cool the blowing air, tilt your fan or the bowl in that direction. The impact will be felt instantly. To be prepared for the subsequent load, don't forget to immediately refill your ice trays.

Refrigerate your moisturizers.

Consider applying a cold moisturizer to your feet or forehead in the midst of a hot day. A huge relief! And that might be something to think about during the entire year. Applying moisturizer after putting your face in the fridge can help minimize puffiness and the look of rosacea, but oil-based products shouldn't stay on for too long or they won't absorb as well, according to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shirley Chi, M.D. Try this with a tube of aloe vera for a cooling sensation that is twice as strong.

If the weather is dry, drink something warm.

The golden guideline for this trick is matter over mind. Even though drinking a hot cup of tea might be the last thing on your mind right now, there is a logical explanation for why it will, ironically, make you feel cooler. A 2012 study by Dr. Ollie Jay and his team at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa established the efficacy of this method. What we discovered is that drinking hot beverages causes you to sweat more than usual, according to Jay. "Yes, ."

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