Summers are not as cruel as we think, provided we greet them with a smile. Take care of your skin. Winters are notorious for making your skin dry. Summers can sometimes be scorching on your bodies if you don’t take enough precaution.
– Drink lot of water.
This is more important in summer season because it dehydrates your body thus drying out your skin in the process. It cleans the toxins in the body. Compensate by drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day.
– Eat more citrus fruits.
Consume more citrus fruits as Vit. C helps in making our bodies more resistant to heat-prone diseases. Eating fruits is better than drinking juices as the fiber retains water for longer than our body itself. A glass of lemon juice with a little sugar and a pinch of salt can do wonders. Salt prevents our body from dehydrating.
– Exercise daily.
Work out every day or at least once a week for 2 hours. Summers can make you drowsy and lazy. Switch off the AC and exercise to perspire and relax your body. It makes your skin healthy and glowing. Swimming or jogging or cycling work equally well. If you prefer staying indoors, then do some aerobics that stretch your body – neck, hands, legs and abdomen. You will feel active in the dry, scorching days.
-Wear sunscreen lotion.
Apply sunscreen on face, neck, arms, legs and waist according to the dress you wear to avoid damage from sun’s rays. The moisturizer in the lotion prevents skin from drying. Apply twice – morning and afternoon. Wash before sleeping.
-Wear sun goggles without fail.
Wear cooling glasses wherever you go out in sun, whether it is for long or a short duration. Eyes are the most vulnerable part in sun and must be protected well. This prevents dark circles and body heat too if you wear a hat or a cap or carry an umbrella.
-Avoid going out in sun.
As far as possible, don’t go out in the afternoon (12-30 to 4pm). The sun is more scorching during these hours than in the early or late hours. Go for jogging or walks early in the morning or late in the evening.
-Avoid spicy food.
Spicy food adds on to the heat in the body in summers thus making your skin vulnerable to pimples and heat boils. Eat more salads and less spicy food.
-Avoid oily food.
Don’t eat deep-fried food in summer because the body is working more on cooling itself and to dissolve the oils thus leading to more energy consumption. Eat light food. Oil accumulates and heat is trapped in the fatty acids. It makes you susceptible to pimples and boils.
-Avoid silk and nylons.
Don’t wear poly-cottons or nylons or silks in the summer, even if you are working in an AC office. Wear cotton at home or work. That keeps your body cool by trapping in less heat.
-Avoid dark colors.
Don’t wear dark colored clothing especially black during summers because they trap more heat. Wear light shades like creams, yellows, whites, pinks, sky-blues or off-whites. Rashes develop on skin due to the heat trapped in dark clothing.