1. Recognize (and Avoid) Your Triggers
The factors that cause hot flashes differ from person to person. Knowing which factors make hot flashes worse for you can help you avoid them and deal with them when they occur. Keep a journal to record when you have hot flashes and what you were doing at the time. Were you in a warm environment? Were you eating or drinking anything in particular? Make a list of patterns so you can figure out what triggers you.
2. Drink Plenty of Cold Water
Drinking cool water is an excellent way to maintain a comfortable internal body temperature. Carry a refillable water bottle with you at all times so you can drink water and stay hydrated all day. When you feel a hot flash coming on, splashing cold water on your face and wrists or taking a cold shower can help lower your body temperature even faster.