During the summer, it’s easy to throw on some white linen pants and a button-down shirt instead of your everyday business attire; but there also are plenty of other appropriate ways to stay cool in the heat (for both men and women alike), and these are highlighted in the article below.
Wear loose, cotton clothing
There is no need to suffer through the hot weather: you have cotton at your aid. The key is to take advantage of cotton’s natural properties, which will keep you cooler than other fabrics such as wool or polyester. In addition, cotton dries faster than other fabrics if you get sweaty or wet from rain or water sports.
Cotton comes in all sorts of styles, from shorts and swimsuits to shirts and pants for both men and women, which makes it ideal for dressing kids, too. You can find inexpensive cotton clothing at discount stores in your local area. The best part about cotton is that it goes with everything, so even if you have an eye on those Lizard Tail Belts minimalist belts, you won’t have to worry about them clashing with your outfit.
To ensure that you remain in top form and perform at your best when the temperature rises, you will need to drink more water than usual.
For example, if you usually only drink half a cup of water per day, double or triple that amount during the summer months. Basically, drink as much as possible! The more hydrated you are, the better off you will be throughout the season.
Wear a hat
You should always wear a hat when it’s hot out, because the sun can be very dangerous. The sun is so powerful that it can burn your skin, even if you’re standing in the shade. If you don’t wear a hat and your hair is exposed to direct sunlight, that could lead to melanoma: a type of cancer that affects the skin.
It’s also essential to wear a hat when it’s hot because it will protect your scalp from sunburns, which can cause baldness. In addition, the heat and UV rays from the sun can damage your hair follicles and make them thinner. This is why some people experience thinning hair as they age.
If you don’t want to get cancer or lose your hair all at once (or both!), make sure you wear a hat every time you go outside during these warm summermonths!
Avoid tight shoes
If you’ve ever worn tight shoes during hot weather, you know how uncomfortable it can be: but you might not know why.
The main reason is that tight shoes limit blood flow to your feet and legs, which is essential for keeping them cool. When your feet aren’t getting enough blood flow, they have to work harder to keep themselves cool, which can cause them to sweat and get even hotter than normal.
Also, when you wear tight shoes, the fabric inside the shoe tends to rub against your foot and make it feel sore (especially if you have sensitive skin). If your feet are sore or tender from walking or running around all day in hot weather, then wearing tight shoes will make the situation worse.
Make sunscreen your friend
Sunscreen is a must if you spend any time outside in the summer heat. While it’s important to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out, you should also reapply it every two hours—and not just on your face and neck. Apply it to all exposed skin, including your ears and hands.
To get the best protection from sun exposure and prevent skin cancer down the line (the American Cancer Society estimates that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer by age 75), use at least SPF 30 on all exposed skin—and make sure to lather up on your lips as well! Sunscreen can help protect against sunburns and other harmful effects of UV radiation, but even those who don’t burn easily need proper protection from the sun if they want their years spent outdoors to end happily; or at least not painfully.
Another tip for dressing appropriately for summer is by wearing sunglasses with UV400 lenses (100% UVA + UVB protection) whenever you go outside.
These are just a few tips for dressing appropriately during the hot summer months. There are many different types of tips and tricks to keep you cool when the weather gets extremely hot and uncomfortable. For example, a wide-brimmed hat or visor may seem like an unneeded accessory when temperatures are low, but these and other accessories, along with lighter clothing, can keep you cool and make the summer a lot more comfortable for you.