Natural Ways to Beat the Heat

As the temperatures continue to rise, it can affect how you look and feel. Not to fear, there are natural ways to beat the heat that can help you feel refreshed and renewed.

Hot Tea
No, this is not a typo, you are actually reading that hot tea can help to cool you off. It may surprise you, but various cultures such as British and Indian cultures, drink hot tea in very warm weather to cool off. In fact, when you drink hot tea the TRPV1 receptors in your tongue get a heat signal and then send a message to the brain to cool the body off. There are many delicious teas to check out including peppermint, chamomile, rooibos and nettle.

Superberry Hydrating Mask
You can give your skin soothing relief from excess sun by creating a superberry hydrating mask. This intensely-hydrating mask features a variety of potent superberries to cool and rehydrate even the driest skin. Simply take 4 tsp of natural clay and mix it with acai and goji berry power and a touch of water to make a paste. Add a touch of coconut oil to your mixture and apply to the skin. The powerful antioxiants in these berries feed tired and dry skin to give it new life.

Electrolyte Replenishment
Electrolyte is a “medical/scientific” term for salts, specifically the ions that your body needs to function at its best. If you are out in the sun a lot, it is important to replenish your electrolytes. You might think that your best bet is common sports drinks, but they can be filled with chemicals, refined sugars, food dyes and artificial flavorings. The good news is that you can make your own electrolyte drink.  Simply take a 1/2 cup of lemon juice, a half cup of orange juice, honey, 1 splash of water and a few tablespoons of coarse salt and mix together.

Wheat Germ and Avocado Oil Hair Conditioning Treatment
Wheat germ oil, otherwise known as “triticum vulgare” on labels, is a very nutrient-rich plant-derived oil that contains longer-chain fatty acids and saturated fatty alcohols such as octacosanol, and vitamins and minerals. It is especially valued for its high content of tocopherols (Vitamin E), known to provide many health benefits. When used in combination with Vitamin E rich avocado oil, it can give sun-damaged hair much needed nutrients. To make your own hair mask, just mix equal parts wheat germ oil and avocado oil and apply to your hair to help rescue it from sun-soaked days.

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