5 Tips for Heat Wave Safety

Dress for the Weather

In hot weather, fashion should take a back seat to safety and comfort. Wear loose, light-colored clothing -- and cover your skin, don't expose it. You'll be protecting yourself against sunburn, reflecting some of the sun's rays and encouraging nature's air conditioning (perspiration) to keep you a little cooler. When you go outdoors, protect your face and head by wearing a hat. Don't forget to put on a pair of shoes or sandals and slather sunscreen on any area of your body that's exposed, like your face and hands.