6 Tips To Stay As Cool As A Cucumber

Feeling the heat in Singapore’s 30-degree weather? Don’t sweat it! Here are some ways you can escape the sizzle and overcome Singapore’s steamy weather.
Here are some ways you can beat Singapore’s sweltering heat and keep your cool.

The weather in Singapore isn’t just hot these days—its scorching, and coupled with the thick cloak of humidity, stepping outside feels like diving straight into a steam room.

Here are some ways you can beat Singapore’s sweltering heat and keep your cool.

1. 'Eat' Your Water

Eat your water

Heat wave or not, most people are lightly dehydrated all the time. Staying hydrated is crucial to avoid heat exhaustion, but if you’re struggling to up your water intake, consider ‘eating’ your water instead.

Foods with high water content, such as strawberries, watermelon, cucumber, and lettuce can give your body the hydration boost it needs in Singapore’s hot and humid climate.

2. Hydrate Yourself With Electrolytes

Hydrate yourself with electrolytes

You can drink all the water you want, but if you aren’t coupling it with electrolytes, you still run a risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Electrolytes maintain the fluid balance in our body and help with other bodily processes, such as muscle contraction.

Take along some electrolyte tablets to work or indulge in some delicious coconut water that’s naturally packed with electrolytes to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.

3. Eat Spicy Food and Drink Hot Drinks

eat spicy food and drink hot drinks

Although these increasingly sweltering months probably have you reaching for popsicles, iced drinks and as many soft serves as possible, it might be better to swap these icy treats with something more heaty.

Scientific data confirms that consuming spicy food and hot drinks will get you to sweat more, which in turn, cools your body down far more effectively than ‘cold’ food.

4. Keep Your Skincare and Makeup in the Fridge

Keep your skincare and makeup in the fridge

Keeping your skincare and makeup in the fridge can help soothe your skin before and after spending the day in the scorching sun.

Apart from providing a cooling sensation, storing your products in the fridge also keeps them fresh and lasting longer.

5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake

Limit your alcohol intake

Heatwaves are already dangerous in their own right, and adding alcohol to the mix increases your risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, especially if your body is already struggling to stay cool.

But if you’re determined to paint the town red, be sure to monitor your alcohol intake and drink plenty of water in between your alcoholic drinks.

6. Spritz Yourself With Water Throughout the Day

Spritz yourself with water

Beat the heat on the go by carrying along a handy spray bottle filled with water.

Whenever you’re feeling the heat, a quick spritz will leave you feeling cool and refreshed.

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    May 9, 2024
    Yoganeetha Sivakumar
    Nicholas Koh
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