It’s summer time of the year peeps when chai becomes a little lest favored and nimbu-soda is available almost everywhere. Taps give out boiling water, showers make you sweat. Umbrellas come out to give your sunscreen company, suede shoes and sweatshirts get packed away.
Summer is all about having fun with your friends, showing off that summer body and enjoying the gorgeous weather.
While it’s our favorite season for the right reasons, there are some aspects of the hot weather that can really frustrate and disappoint you. The scorching sun summer heat is hard on our bodies, our moods and our electric bill. Don’t let the temperature get you down.
So, if you’d rather “glow” than feel low, or well downright sweat and become a frizzy mess, we have some summer beauty hacks that are downright effective when the temperature feels like a devil’s pothole:
You know how important it is to stay hydrated all year round. Make sure you gulp down 8-10 glasses of water. It not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out a lot of toxins making the body function better. Stay hydrated kids!
Note: Do not drink extremely chilled water as it will only wreak havoc on your health.
When it’s hot, do what you can to stay cool! One of the quickest ways to cool down your body temperature is to step into a cold water shower. It will instantly make you feel refreshed.
Also, try cleaning your feet and face with cold water before you go to sleep. Placing an ice pack on your neck can work perfectly too to cut down your body heat. Even wiping yourself with wet towels can help.
EAT REGULARLY, BUT EAT RIGHT
You tend to lose appetite because of the excessive heat. But it is important for you to eat regularly and follow a light diet because your body requires the nutrients to fight the heat and keep you healthy.
There’s a reason we love salads in the summer. They’re easier to digest than, say, a fatty burger or fries, which leaves you feeling sluggish and low in the high heat.
Eat more watermelon, sesame, coconut water, cucumber, mint, fennel seeds, etc. Make sure whatever you eat or drink on is clean and hygienic.
Note: Avoid heat generating foods like meat, eggs and other proteins, and even salt intake.
WEAR BREATHABLE FABRICS
To stay cool you need to cut down on synthetics and move on to cotton or loose clothes so that there is good air circulation. Tight clothes can cause irritation and make sweaty parts of the body itch more and might sometimes cause a rash. Ditch your pants and trousers and stick to cotton.
Go flaunt those mini-dresses girl!
Make sure you keep your face clean of dust and sweat these hot months. A lot of people bump into break-outs and pimples in these months. If you are one of them, make sure you splash your face with water at least 3-4 times every day. No need to use a face wash every time, clean-cold water would do just fine.
Also, keep in mind to carry a pack of wet wipes in your bag for the go, to prevent your skin from oiling.
‘No more summertime sadness’
DON’T FORGET TO WEAR SUNSCREEN
UV rays can be harmful to your skin any time of the year, but more so in the summer months when our exposure levels are higher. Pick a sunscreen that gels into your skin and gets absorbed. Lather yourself with a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and apply it a few minutes before you head out into the sun.‘Sun protected all summer long J ‘
‘Never underestimate what your grandma said!’
Instead of hitting the salon for weekly glow ups, get in your kitchen where you could actually find ingredients which can help soothe the skin during summer. Lemon and tomato are very good for removing tan keeping your skin fresh. The lycopene in tomato is healthy for your facial skin. Buh Bye tanning! Hello, glowing skin.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES AND LIPS
The deadly UV rays of the sun are the harshest between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. during summer months. Make sure when you step out in the sun your eyes are covered with sunglasses and lips protected with a balm.
The skin around the eyes is very delicate and requires extra care. If too much heat is making your eyes burn, and then wash them with clean and cold water.
‘block those rays away like your haters’
SPLASH AROUND AT A WATER PARK
If you don’t mind the massive tan lines and communal waters, then water parks are a great way to spend a hot summer day! Grab your swimming costume and head to the nearest one.
‘A little tan never hurt anybody’
DON’T FEAR THE SUN
Lastly, don’t be afraid of the sun as it is a mood enhancer. Sunlight helps us produce more serotonin – a mood-boosting hormone. That’s exactly why you feel a little in winters when there’s no sun. Just make sure you balance the outdoor travel with a good skin care routine and protect yourself from the harmful impact of sun rays.