The SA Weather Service says temperatures across the country could hit a high of 42°C this week. Residents are advised to keep hydrated and to stay cool. Here are some life hacks to help you along.
1. Feeling too hot?
Run your wrist under a cold tap for at least five minutes and it should cool you down.
2. Can’t get rid of sweat stains?
Squeeze lemon juice on the stain before you put it in the wash and it will remove the stain completely.
3. Want constant refreshment?
Keep a spray bottle full of cold water and spray your face and wrists every time you feel too hot.
4. How to stay hydrated?
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and keep a water bottle that you can refill at any time.
5. Want to remain cooler for longer?
Instead of a hot bath or shower, make sure the water is warm. It will lower your body temperature and make you feel cooler for longer.
6. Got terrible sunburn?
Fill an ice-cube tray with vinegar or aloe vera and freeze it. Rub the ice cubes on the affected areas.
7. Can’t sleep in hot weather?
Put your pillow cases in the freezer and take them out just before you go to bed and you can pass out on a cool pillow.
8. Not coping with the humidity?
Freeze a sponge and put it in a ziplock bag. Whenever you feel too hot, dab the sponge on your neck or wrist to keep you cool.