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FSA-eligible items to help you beat the summer heat
Summer can sometimes feel unbearable. Beating the heat is a difficult proposition no matter what part of the country you live in (especially without air conditioning!), but did you know that your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) has some hidden gems that could help you stay cool throughout the rest of summer?
If you’ve been itching to find a new use for your FSA funds, the following FSA eligible items are smart buys:
1. The Chillow
Is there anything worse than trying to fall asleep in a hot, humid room with stuffy pillows and sheets? There are few ways to solve this without an air conditioner, but one FSA eligible item called the Chillow may just be your solution. This device is placed directly over your pillow or inside a pillow case after being placed in a refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. The Chillow can provide cooling relief during the summer when you need it most, but it can also be useful in treating hot flashes, headaches, backaches, night sweats, sunburns and sore feet.
2. Reusable cold packs
Cold packs are useful items to have around the house in the event of joint sprains and muscle pulls, but they can also be extremely helpful during a heat wave. Typically cold packs are placed behind the neck or around the wrists to provide cooling relief that can reduce the body’s temperature over time. Consider wrapping your cold packs in a towel or pillow case beforehand to improve your comfort level.
3. Change up your sunscreen habits
Sunscreen is an extremely popular FSA eligible item that is a must when you’ll be spending a significant amount of time outdoors. However, if you live in a home without air conditioning, putting on warm sunscreen each morning isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. One way to provide cooling relief to start the day off right is by placing your sunscreen in a cosmetic refrigerator. Because extreme cold temperatures can cause sunscreen to separate and lose their effectiveness, opt for a cosmetics refrigerator that will allow you to keep the product at an optimal temperature without losing its sun protection benefits.
The scorching summer weather is a fact of life for many of us, but your FSA can be an unexpected source of relief when you need it most! Check out FSAstore.com for a huge selection of FSA eligible items (including Bundles) to help you and your family make the most of summer.