Summer is wonderful for a lot of reasons, but even if it’s your favorite season, you have to admit it presents some challenges. Luckily, people are offering up their favorite hacks to help them survive the summer and everything that comes with it. Maybe some of these will help you deal with the heat, sand and sweat this summer.
- "Keep track of how much water you're drinking. This is especially important in the summer, as you're sweating much more!"
- "GRILL YOUR WATERMELON. Trying this literally changed the game, and now it's a hit at every barbecue I host. The grill's smokiness adds an amazing flavor to the watermelon. It's equal parts sweet and savory, all in one."
- “When I get up in the morning, I put my sheet in the freezer so I have something cool to sleep under."
- "To avoid sweaty pit stains, I stick panty liners in the armpits of my shirt"
- “Get a pack of hydrating serum sheet masks for your face. Put them in the fridge. Apply them when you're overheated, sweaty, or sunburned (if the skin is not too irritated or peeling). The cool moisture is a lifesaver."
- "Make a solution of 1/2 rubbing alcohol and 1/2 water, and put it in zip lock bags. Then put them in the freezer. We use these on bumps and bruises when we get hurt, AND they’re great to put on the back of your neck when it’s hotter than heck outside. Plus, they’re reusable!"
- "Around June, I'll grab a cheap ice cube tray and pour in coffee to freeze overnight. This way, I can toss them into my morning iced coffee. It keeps the drink cold, and it just melts into more coffee!"
- "I always make sure to bring baby powder with me if I'm going to the beach! It's the best hack to remove sand (wet or dry) off your feet so you can put your shoes back on."
- "If you have kids, apply their sunscreen with a makeup brush! My kids HATED waiting while I applied their sunscreen before jumping into the pool. When I switched to a makeup brush, it instantly became more relaxing, even like a fun game! If your kid hates sunscreen application, this is definitely worth a shot!"
- "Putting aloe gel in the fridge feels amazing on any sunburn."