Tips for Staying Cool, How to Beat the Florida Keys Heat!
Staying safe and enjoying your vacation in the hot summer months!
Top Tips for Staying Cool
Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Carry a water bottle, use it and refill it.
Avoid alcohol during the heat of the day. Alcohol causes dehydration.
Wear light weight, light colored, loose fitting clothing. Always wear a hat, use sunscreen of SPF 30 and wear UV protective sunglasses.
Use the shade. Shade is your friend. Learn to live in it in hot climates. It’s at least 10 degrees cooler than standing in the direct sunlight!
Plan to do your vacation and gift shopping between 10 am and 4 pm. This will keep you in the air conditioning during the hottest time of day.
Get wet. Go swimming. Grab your hat, lotion, sunglasses and a good book.
Relax during the hottest part of the day. Stay in the shade, and save the major activities for early and late.
Bathe and shower in cool water.
Wash your face in cold water, or wrap a wet handkerchief around your neck. Soak up a do-rag and wear it under a wide brimmed hat. Run cold water on your wrists. Use water to your advantage in the heat.
Keep the blinds closed and the drapes pulled in your room. It will help keep things cool.
Before going to bed, lightly mist your bed sheets using a spray bottle. It helps keep you cool and comfortable.
So, there you go. A handful of ways for staying cool in the Florida Keys heat! Enjoy and stay hydrated!
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