Heat Wave Survival Kit

Friday, July 22, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Bracing for another week of triple-digit heat? Don’t lose your cool. Here are a few tips and tricks to beat the heat from health experts across the web as well as our Atlanta-based beauty team. (Let’s just say we’re used to it by now.)

Shutterstock_3452695 Rehydrate Often
The higher the mercury climbs, the faster your body loses water, so make sure you drink plenty, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Tip: Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks. While seemingly refreshing, drinks like cold beer and iced coffee can actually dehydrate you.

Eat for Less Heat
When cooking or eating out, avoid foods that are high in protein and salt. High-protein foods increase the body’s metabolic rate, which produces more heat. Like alcohol or caffeine, salt naturally dehydrates the body, so stick to low sodium fare and keep your cool.

Dress Light and Bright
There’s a reason summer fashion is light and bright. Light-colored clothing MineralMist helps reflect sunlight, while loose-fitting garments—like maxis and breezy blouses—let air circulate around your skin. Tip: Stick with organic “breathable” fabrics like cotton and linen.

Keep Fresh
Steamy summer weather can take its toll on your look and your skin. Stay cool and refreshed from head to toe with Pür Minerals Fulvic Mineral Mist. This super-hydrating mist not only nourishes and hydrates stressed skin; it also sets mineral makeup for all-day perfection.