Summer is here and it is HOT HOT HOT. As it is heating up, we want to remind you to stay cool. Overexposure to the sun and extreme heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even skin cancer. CipherHealth hopes to increase preventive care by making it easier to remind patients to get checked for relevant screenings.
With offices around the country, we are all looking for ways to stay comfortable as the temperature rises. Stay cool and beat the heat with the following ideas:
- Avoid Using the Oven: Running the oven dramatically heats up the area around the appliance. While this is an added bonus to baking in the winter months it only adds to the heat indoors during the summer.
- Cool Down Your Pulse Points: Put ice or cool water over your pulse points to rapidly reduce your body temperature. These points include your wrists, inner elbows and knees, neck, tops of your feet, and ankles.
- Make Popsicles: Freeze your favorite fruit and throw it in a powerful blender with some honey and greek yogurt. Pour into molds and freeze until solid for a healthy snack.
- Use Facial Sprays: Aloe and rose are both thought to be cooling agents. When you are getting overwhelmed by the heat mist yourself off to help stay cool. As an added bonus, you will feel luxurious and many of these sprays smell great! Find a trio of sprays here.
- Wear Protective Clothing: Wear light colors that will absorb less sunlight. For those with especially sensitive skin you can purchase clothes with either SPF or UPF. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses
- Drink LOTS of water: There is rarely an instance when drinking water is not great advice. So stay hydrated to help regulate your body temperature and avoid dehydration!
- Don’t Forget Sunscreen: Wear sunscreen everyday. Many people do not like to wear sunscreen on their face because of the smell, possibility of breakouts, or it can create a white cast on the skin. Below find a list of facial sunscreens for people who hate sunscreen.
While we can not control the weather, we hope these tips helped remind you to take care of yourself (and your skin!) this summer. Learn more about CipherOutreach to prompt patients with preventive reminders by accessing this case study.