Now that I've traded in the beaches of the Riviera Maya for the city streets of Mexico City, I am breathing a sigh of a welcomed relief from the daily heat.
While there's no disputing the fact that I looooove living in a beach town, I will not lie to you about the heat index. The sun is not a game to be trifled with. You can read all about my tips for tanning safely and gradually here.
Staying on the cooler side of things is easier when you're on the beach or at the pool everyday. But when you live in a tropical climate, everyday life doesn't usually take you to the beach all day everyday. You still have other places to go and errands to run. So here are a few tips and tricks I've collected via experience and the interwebs on how to stay cool and hydrated in your travels or just out and about this spring and summer:
Start the day with a cool shower
Freeze your undergarments before dressing
Add a touch of peppermint to your spine
Munch on some ice, you won't have to run to the bathroom as often
(Good) Drink lots of water, duh! Freeze it too, so when you leave you can have it icy on-the-go
(Better) Drink lots of cold coconut water-- natural electrolytes
Avoid alcohol until later cooler, evening hours
Wear a sun hat
Tie a damp scarf on your head
Carry a battery-operated mini fan
Eat lots of melon fruit + veggies
Summer is hot...
Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing
Wear your hair up
Carry paper towels for blotting (or sopping up) sweat
Ice or run cool water over your wrists
Carry an umbrella for shade
Skip the moisturizer/foundation-- your skin will thank you and it will only run off anyway
Carry a facial mist to refresh and cool your face. Also, a mattifying spray sunblock to block the UV rays
Shower mid-day if you can, or just wet your hair
Some people swear by unscented men's deodorant, but idk... I'm on team natural deodorant so...
Speaking of natural deodorant, you MUST carry unscented wipes and reapply your deodorant during the day. Wipes are just an all-around good idea to have on hand, regardless.
Do you have any tried an true tips to beat the heat? Share them in the comments below or on IG!