Whether you call it global warming, or sheer bad luck in weather, we’re pretty sure that by now, you would have noticed how hot the summers are getting. In many parts of the world, simply taking a walk or being stuck in traffic (which no doubt would be horrendous) is reason enough to not only get an unflattering tan, but also the more worrying dehydration.
Even if you stay at home the whole day, there is no escape from the heat.
As experts on dealing with the warm weather, we’ve put together a few tips to help you deal with harsh summers.
This is probably the most important tip. Keep yourself hydrate, always. Always have a few bottles of water stashed away in places you tend to be at. Keep bottles of water in the car, next to your TV or laptop, at your workstation, and even the bedroom to ensure that you are well hydrated. If drinking water is unappealing to you, try changing your bottles or having it slightly chilled. Be warned though, hot weathers and cold water shouldn’t be mixed too often.
Food with high water content.
Try to include fruits and vegetables that are high in water. This not only aids in keeping you hydrate, but it also helps keep your body cool internally. Watermelons, cucumbers, carrots, celery and (if it’s available in your country) young coconuts are great alternatives when you don’t feel like having too much water. Also try to include cooling spices (such as cumin) to your diet.
Avoid ceiling fans.
We know this is not the cheapest tip. But researches have shown that a ceiling fan dehydrates the body faster than an air conditioner. If you live in a place that has very hot summers, an air conditioner will be a worth investment. Evaporative air conditioning units are quite popular now-a-days. Check this site http://www.coldflow.net.au to know more about airconditioning installation and services.
Just make sure that your climate is suitable for evaporative air conditioning units before you by them.
If you’re unlucky enough to battle the outside heat every day, make sure that you always wear a sun block before you leave the house. It hardly takes any time (though do make sure to apply it well), and it saves your skin. Wearing sun shades and hats or caps are also a good idea.
If you’ve been in the sun long enough, your skin is probably crying for a little moisturizer. Make sure to moisturize your face and body, and regularly apply a lip balm to avoid chapped lips. If you’ve got acne and you’re afraid the moisturizer will clog your pores, ask your dermatologist to prescribe a moisturizer that doesn’t make your skin oily. Added to that there are many over the counter moisturizers that are oil free. Be careful though.
A cool dip in a pool, washing up a little more often and wearing light, summer clothes…these are also very good ideas.