When it rains 99% of the year in Scotland, I know I really shouldn’t moan about the warm weather. A heatwave has struck the UK, and Glasgow even reached an impressive 32 degrees last week! Who knew that was possible?
As much as I’m enjoying the warm weather, I’ve been struggling a bit too. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t complain if I was next to a pool with a cocktail in hand. However, when you’re stuck inside a stuffy flat, sweating buckets and struggling to sleep it’s kinda a different story.
However, I’ve been trying out a few different things and I think I’m finally adjusting to these tropical temperatures… Here’s how to survive a heatwave:
Ditch the duvet
If you’re anything like me then it’s almost impossible to sleep in this heat. It’s time to ditch the duvet. If you do like to have something covering you when you sleep then replace the duvet with a thin cotton sheet!
Smother on the suncream
I wear an SPF on my face everyday regardless of the weather, but when the sun is beating down on you it’s important to make sure you’re applying it all over your body too!
Drink loads of water
I always try to drink lots of water, but it’s even more important in summer to make sure you’re hydrated. If you’re heading out the house, make sure you’ve got a bottle of water with you!
A face mist is your new best friend
The Body Shop recently came out with a range of face mists, and I’ve been taking one in my bag with me wherever I go. They’re really refreshing and help to cool your face down when you’re out and about.
If you’re wearing make up then you may want to use a setting spray before you head out too. It’ll help to make sure that your make up doesn’t slide off. I love the NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray – it’s not too expensive and a little goes a long way.
You can’t go wrong with an ice lolly or two
For the last month or so, ice cream and ice lollies have been a large part of my diet and I’m loving it. They really do help to cool you down even if it’s only temporarily.
Wear as little clothes as possible
Sounds much more saucy than it is tbh. The more you wear, the more you’ll sweat. I’ve been chucking on a floaty dress or a pair of culottes everyday to keep cool. This colourful Primark dress is my current favourite.
Have you been faced with warm weather recently? How are you dealing with it? Let me know in the comments!
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