Charleston is a beautiful city with great weather, but there’s no denying how hot it gets! Here are some tips to beat the heat and stay cool while having fun this summer.
First and foremost, wear sunscreen! Make sure to select a sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and apply it correctly. Don’t forget to reapply if you’ll be outside for a while! Sunscreen protects your skin against UV damage, including painful sunburn, premature aging, and increased risk of skin cancer. Pay special attention to areas that are easy to miss, like your nose, ears, and the back of your neck. A broad-brimmed hat can also help protect these areas.
When you’re out and about, select clothing made of natural fibers. Fabrics like cotton, linen, bamboo, or even silk “breathe” better than polyester, and are more comfortable in the heat. And don’t forget to stay hydrated, and no, soda doesn’t count! Drinking plenty of water will fuel your body’s natural cooling system–your sweat!
Avoid the sun during the hottest hours of the day, usually between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Schedule indoor fun to keep busy during those times, or seek the shade if you’re outside. For instance, check out the huge arcade and mini bowling we have at Charleston Fun Park, or enjoy some time on our two putt-putt courses, which have plenty of shade!
At Charleston Fun Park in Mount Pleasant, SC, there’s always something fun to do, no matter how hot it is outside. Check out our specials and see what’s on offer!