Summer is finally here: it means blooming flowers, going for vacations, organizing parties, going camping, and having endless fun outdoors. Summer is the perfect time for catching up with friends and family. Naturally, there's a need to adjust your daily routines and schedules to make it through this hot weather.
In this exciting season, don't forget to take good care of yourself. Your diet, skin, hair care and fitness routines need to change to fit the ever-busy season. Before you pack your travel bag and go off on your new adventure, take a look at the following tips to help you stay healthy and fresh this summer.
1. Hydrate Regularly
Summertime can be hot and humid. Remember to drink plenty of water to replenish the fluid loss from your body. In general, drink two to three cups of water per hour to prevent dehydration and heat stroke. However, keep in mind that water intake must be individualized, so consult your doctor if you need specific advice. You can enhance the flavor of ordinary drinking water by adding lemon slices, orange peels, or cucumber.
2. Mind Your Diet
With numerous activities and plans on your schedule, Ever Healthcare Thailand recommends that you keep your diet in check. Eat small amounts of food regularly instead of huge chunks at a go. Include fiber-rich foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables to aid digestion. Furthermore, foods with cooling properties such as avocados, bananas, yogurt, watermelon, and cucumbers are a great addition to your diet.
3. Dress Light and Avoid Dark-Colored Outfits
Heavy fabrics with dark colors attract and retain heat, so try to wear clothes with lighter colours. Go for clothes made out of breathable, lightweight materials such as cotton, linen, and chiffon as they keep you fresh in the summer heat. Sundresses, short sleeve shirts, and khaki shorts are practical yet stylish, wear these essential wardrobe staples to show off your summer vibes.
4. Wear a Good Sunscreen and Protective Eyewear
To protect your skin and eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays outdoors, AAD recommends using sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or more. For maximum protection and health benefits, choose sunscreens with natural ingredients such as aloe vera. Additionally, wear sunglasses with 99% UV blocking properties to protect your eyes from the wrath of the scorching sun.
5. Adopt a Strict Skincare Routine
When the weather is humid, your skin produces excess sebum that could cause an acne outbreak and other skin problems. A good skincare routine involves:
• Washing your face regularly with a gentle cleanser to reduce excess sebum
• Exfoliating to unblock pores
• Using serums that are rich in antioxidants, or eating foods with antioxidant properties such as citrus fruits
• Toning and moisturizing your skin for a fresh look and feel.
6. Cut Down on Alcohol and Caffeine