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Smoldering summer heat, misleading beauty advice...

Hmmmm.... a certain magazine that I enjoy reading...*won't name it* says in order to stay cool this summer here's what you do ummm, list. While I had heard some of these things before many of them were common sense-- while some, well some stood out for their uniqueness. One in particular stood out from the rest because it said and I am paraphrasing. To use hot chili peppers to cool yourself down, eat it during the summer months to cool yourself down internally. I did my research and found a few physicians backing this claim, I gave it a try. What the magazine fails to mention is that while chili peppers are a natural source of Capsaicin (look the word up). It only works if constantly activated by drinking water, like constantly. After trying this cool down method, the ummm wrong way --obviously after, I began feeling weird. I was tired sick and nauseated. Only because I didn't realize how much water I had to drink. While I like the idea, and if done correctly the results. I don't like the way they "briefly explained the method" it should have been more professionally detailed and thorough. Just sayin'.

 

Darkcocoa

 

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  "I live where it is 100 degrees in summer (the desert), and I take a cloth, put ice or cold water on or in it, and put it on the back of my neck and wrists. Instant cool down." Agree 100%- it never fails.

by msbrown822 2 years, 9 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Yikes! Yes, they should have said that this mainly works because you'll feel the need to drink lots of water, I can't imagine eating peppers and not having water, you poor thing!

by scarrillo 2 years, 9 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

2 good ways to keep cool in summer I live where it is 100 degrees in summer (the desert), and I take a cloth, put ice or cold water on or in it, and put it on the back of my neck and wrists.  Instant cool down. Also, have lavender spray on toner, to which I added orange essential oil.  I keep it in the refrigerator, and when I want to feel cool, I sprtiz it on my face and arms.  Not only do I get toning, but also moisture from the essential oil. Carole VonAllten

by CaroleVonAllten 2 years, 9 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

If I eat peppers in the summer, I turn into a hot mess!

by MissPurple 2 years, 9 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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