How To Keep A Cool Head During Hot Weekdays: A Summer Survival Guide


Summer is a fun season—except when the scorching heat gets too much. It’s even harder when the temperatures rise during weekdays since most of us need to accomplish tasks for work, school, or our households. Studies show that heat can lower a person’s productivity and concentration while increasing irritability, which can turn your summer into an instant bummer.

If you’re looking for ways to beat the heat while surviving your weekday tasks like commuting to the office or working at home, check out these helpful tips and their corresponding Weekday Deals that you can enjoy every Monday to Thursday.

Take a quick dip in water

Although swimming is an ideal way to cool down during summer, it can be difficult to take spontaneous trips to the beach because of your weekday schedule. But don’t worry—you can still splash around in the comfort and convenience of your own home! Set up your own beach quickly and easily with the Intex Sunset Glow Kiddie Pool, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. 

This comfy inflatable pool is designed with four bright and colorful rings that reflect the lively summer mood. Its pool liner is made of laminated PVC to guarantee durability, letting you enjoy non-stop summer fun and relief from the heat. 

Enjoy a 60% discount on the Intex Pool 66”x18” at The SM Store in SM City Novaliches until April 30.

Protect your head from heat

Say goodbye to being hot-headed (literally!) by wearing a hat when you’re going outdoors. A hat can act as a barrier to prevent sunlight from directly hitting your head, and it also gives your skin and neck extra cover and protection against harmful UV rays. Thanks to their narrow and downward-sloping brims, bucket hats are an excellent choice for shielding your head from the sun. This hat style is also compact and can be folded without losing its shape, so packing it in your bag when it’s not in use won’t be a problem.

For a simple yet fashionable design that you can wear with almost any outfit, check out this bucket hat from Penshoppe. It comes in plain colors and a classic style you can easily mix and match for your daily looks. Get this Penshoppe Bucket Hat at 20% off when you purchase it from Penshoppe in SM City Olongapo Downtown until April 30.

Sip a yummy summer cooler

Staying hydrated during summer is vital to your health, mainly because it helps regulate your body temperature. So if you’re feeling a little hot or your mouth feels dry, it might be a sign to drink something cool and refreshing.

If you want a break from plain water, Dunkin has two new summer coolers with deliciously fruity flavors from their Frozen series. Take your pick between the ice-blended drinks Frozen Lychee, which is made with real lychees, and Frozen Guava, which is made with guava concentrate. Try these tropical treats now for an instant pick-me-upper with your fave snacks—like Dunkin’s classic Choco Butternut.

Get a 16-ounce cup of Frozen Lychee or Frozen Guava for as low as P100 and a 22-ounce cup for as low as P125 at Dunkin in select SM malls.

Try a moisturizing skincare

Does your skin feel annoyingly dry? That could be the summer heat’s effect—and instead of splashing water on your face now and then, you might want to consider incorporating products with hydrating and moisturizing properties into your skincare routine.

With its low molecular hyaluronic acid and plant-derived moisturizing ingredients, Nature Republic’s Hyathenol Hydra Emulsion helps protect and replenish your skin’s moisture barrier despite the hot weather. This skincare product also has Panthenol B5 to bind, retain, and fill moisture in your skin throughout the day. As a result, you can enjoy hydrated skin that looks healthy, plump, and supple during the sunny season.

From an original price of P1,595, you can get the Hyathenol Hydra Emulsion at 20% off for only P1,236 at Nature Republic in SM Seaside City Cebu until April 30.

Enjoy a refreshing shower

Taking a cold shower is an instant cooldown fix that we often resort to during summer. But did you know that it can be more refreshing if you use bath essentials with cooling effects, like Watsons’ Jeju Aloe Ice Double Boost Serum Conditioner Treatment?

This serum conditioner treatment is formulated with a specialized hair smoothing technology called TheraSmooth Complex, which detangles your hair without making it sticky. Its formula is enriched with Niacinamide to deeply nourish and strengthen hair fibers, reducing hair fall and keeping your gorgeous locks healthy throughout the season.

Buy two Jeju Aloe Ice Serum Conditioners for the price of one at Watsons in SM City Pampanga until May 31.

Blow off steam with games

Cooling down also means relaxing and having fun, which you’d need to deal with the combined stress of weekdays and the hot weather. We recommend blowing off steam with a fun game night at Tom’s World, where you can enjoy different indoor rides and win prizes without draining your weekly budget. Some of the games you can play at Tom’s World include the Hot Shot basketball game and Just Dance, which let you stretch your muscles after a long day at work.

Buy 50 tokens and get 33 more for free with this exclusive deal at Tom’s World branches in SM malls until May 31.

Always bring a portable fan

You never know when life decides to make your office’s aircon overheat or put you in a long line for public transportation during a scorching day. That’s why you should be prepared with a portable fan in your bag at any time, especially in summer.

The Firefly Rechargeable Fan with Night Light FEL-6114 6”- Grey can easily fit in your work bag or travel suitcase. It only takes around 4 hours to fully charge, but you can use it for up to 6 hours on a low setting and 2 hours on a high setting. It also comes with a night light in case of emergency, making it an extra convenient and practical summer find. 

Get 40% off the Firefly Rechargeable Fan with Night Light FEL-6114 6”- Grey at Ace Hardware in SM City Masinag until April 30.

Survive the summer heat with these tips and tricks made easier by essentials from Weekday Deals, available every Monday to Thursday in SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app!

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