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Keep your cool this summer

Soaring temperatures may be hotly anticipated by some, but how can you find welcome relief as the mercury rises? Here are some low-tech ways to keep your cool.

COME ON, LET'S SWEAT

This is the body's way of cooling you down, so make sure you allow the skin to breathe by wearing loose, light clothing. Make sure you keep topped up with fluids.

HAVE A BATH (A COOL ONE)

A tepid bath is one of the best ways to keep cool in the summer. Bring your body temperature down with a soak in cool, but not cold, water; freezing cold water may be tempting,  but your body will react to the dramatic change in temperature by trying to preserve heat. For extra cooling, add a bomb such as Avobath with refreshing citrus oils, or take a dip in the Big Blue and drift of among arame seaweed and sea salt. 

If you prefer a shower, take a Shower Jelly in with you straight from the fridge or freezer. Take it out of its pot and rub it all over to cleanse and rejuvenate. Just don't turn that temperature dial down to cold.

If you can’t have a bath or shower, try at least to plunge your hands or feet into cool water as it will help slow the blood flow to the surface of the skin. It's an effective way of feeling cool quickly. 

LET US SPRAY 

If you can’t get near water (or even if you can), mist yourself with a refreshing spritz of a refrigerated toner water on the face or back of the neck. Breath of Fresh Air contains sea water, soothing rose absolute, and cooling aloe vera; perfect for faces that have seen a little too much sun.

MASK ON/MASK OFF

While you’re in the fridge, take out a Fresh Face Mask: try BB Seaweed, which is made with fresh seaweed and cooling aloe vera. 

 

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