How to Survive Summer in the South !

Karin Carr, Owner
Published on August 29, 2022

The South has excellent weather. From hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, a blizzard, and a heat index in the triple figures in a single year.

But there’s something about Southern heat that we can’t get enough of. It’s our bravery badge, proving that we can withstand temperatures!

If you’re wondering if you can handle southern heat, you’re not alone! Here are our tips for learning to deal with summer heat in southern states like GA and SC.

Take a Bath

No questions about this. That’s why it is at the top of the list! Showering can help your body chill down. Allow your hair to air-dry to lengthen your body’s cooling phase and optimize the cool and fresh feeling of a cold bath.

Use Antiperspirant

During the summer, it’s difficult to prevent pit stains totally, but with the correct antiperspirant regimen, you can surely keep yourself from feeling too swampy under there. At the very least, if you use it correctly.

Antiperspirants reduce sweating by blocking sweat glands with aluminum salts, whereas deodorants conceal odors. If you use an antiperspirant instead of a deodorant, it may be more effective to apply it at night since the active component must enter the sweat duct and plug it.

humid weather

Double the Fans!

If you have air conditioning, you’re off to a good start, but if you live in the South, it isn’t very certain, and you’ll have to pay for a retrofit if you want it in the future. So, if you, like many others, rely on fans for any breeze – and we all know they don’t dole out cold air, much to our regret – when a heatwave hits, you’ll need to make the most of yours.

Turn your fan counter-clockwise to assist in circulating chilly air downward. When leaving the room, remember to switch off your fan since fans cool individuals, not spaces, by producing a wind chill effect. These are less expensive than AC units and can save you money and electricity over time. However, while searching for a fan, keep the dimensions of the room in mind, and if feasible, listen to how noisy the fan would be before getting it installed.

Drink Lots of Water

The water you need to drink daily varies from person to person, but a reasonable general rule is to drink water for each meal and between meals. In addition, because hot, humid weather causes you to sweat more, you’ll need to increase your hydration to replenish those fluids.

All fluids are considered, but water is often the best choice. Coconut water is an additional alternative. Fruits like bananas and dates can aid by providing a lot of electrolytes like potassium. However, fruit juices and even sports drinks generally contain more sugar than is required for activity.

Wear Loose Clothing

Loose cotton clothes in light colors are recommended on hot, humid days. To keep your feet cool, avoid tight pants and clinging synthetic materials like Rayon or spandex, and go for sandals or canvas shoes.

Block the Sun

Avoid letting the sun heat your house—close curtains and blinds on windows that receive direct sunlight and tilt your blinds up. If you’re going to be outside, use awnings, trees, and plants for shade.

PLUS! Don’t forget sunscreen; and it is a must!

Are You Ready???

Good hydration, appropriate clothes, and timing when exercising may go a long way toward minimizing heat-related sickness and allowing you to flourish in the extreme southern heat.

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