It’s summer time; the chairs on the patios are back and the garden hose is turned on. Kiddie pools and toys are scattered around in the garden and backyard. But oh wait. Now that the kids are going to play outside most of the time, how to mow and care for the weeds and wild, unkempt grass? Well, there are plenty perfect lawn mowers in this modern day and age to help you mow the outgrown grass. And as fun as summer might be, along with it come uncountable skin problems, wardrobe malfunctions and health problems.
Here are 5 summer tips to help you win the war against heat and sun:
1. Stay Hydrated
It is very important to drink lots of water during summers to stay hydrated throughout the day. The diminished water level inside the body may lead to lack of concentration, lethargy, dehydration, dizziness and delayed reflex actions. To avoid such negative effects, drink 10 to 12 glasses of water a day, as well as consume various juices and liquids (anything besides alcohol).
2. Use Sunscreen
The sun can be quite tough on the skin. Not only does staying outside cause tanning and discoloration, it may also cause skin burns, scars and hyper pigmentation, depending on how sensitive your skin is. Hence, it is wise to use sunscreen of a suitable SPF (refer to a dermatologist to know the exact SPF for your skin type), and do not forget to reapply it after every 3 hours.
3. Wear Soft Clothes
Avoid wearing clothes that suffocate you and leave no room to breathe. Furs, Suede pants, thick coats and turtle necks are a no-no. Soft, pastel colors that don’t absorb a lot of heat as well as thin, sheer clothes allowing you to feel the air on your skin, are ideal for this season. So, take some time out, go shopping, and re-organize your wardrobe to its full summer potential.
4. Incorporate Vegetables and Fruits in the Diet
Oily skin and acne are main struggles of summers for both men and women. Face washes and exfoliators are good for external care, but you should also take care of the internal system. As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”. The antioxidants in the vegetables and fruits will help keep the skin clear. Junk food should be avoided at all cost.
As much as we hate to sweat in summers, sweating in exercise is what medical science recommends to everyone. It is not just restricted to a specific season. Summer is actually the best time to exercise, as it increases blood circulation, which helps to rid the body of toxic ants. Moreover, exercise also makes you more alert, physically and mentally. It does not have to necessarily be a 2-hours workout; just an early morning jog, an evening walk or half an hour of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), is enough to get the blood pumping out the impurities and make you healthy and fit.