Summer Care

Summer Care 2015

Summer heat is arrived and we all are fighting it out to keep cool. This year mercury level has been pretty high especially in Asian countries like India, China, Japan and others. The outcome is excess heat, skin infections, dehydration, skin rashes, sunburns, acne, itching, sweat and thirst. There are some simple tips / precautions which if you follow regularly, can help to minimize the impact of heat. As and when the summer is advancing there is gradual increase in temperature. For summer care the most common advice is one can gets, is to stay indoors.  Take shelter of your air conditioners, coolers and fan. we are looking out for skin care tips, good cosmetic products, moisturizer, skin lightening cream, beauty products etc.

All these modern resources can help you stay cool till we are indoors. But we have to go out of our house for office and other work. That is the real testing time. To minimize the effect of summer heat we have to keep cool from inside i.e. emotionally and mentally and take good care of our skin.

beach portugal by steven fruitsmaak-wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0
beach portugal by steven fruitsmaak-wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0

Cool Refreshments

To keep ourselves cool, we reach out at our refrigerators for a chilled bottle of cold water, carbonated beverages or packaged juices. Occasionally, having it for a change is fine. But in long term it may take a toll on your body. It effects your digestion power, immune system and other effects. To protect ourselves from these side effects, have fresh fruit juices, water melon, lassi (a drink made from thickening of curd with sugar), water stored in clay pots at room temperature.

Daily Hygiene

Daily hygiene is the basic thing we have learnt since our childhood. For summer, if we take some extra steps, it helps us a long way. Rose flower is available easily all over the world. But few people may be aware of its benefits in summer. It has an effective cooling power. Rose petals and rose essence oil has great cooling power. Soak rose petals overnight in water and in morning mix it with your bathing water. After taking bath with water along with rose petals softens your skin, makes it flexible and glowing in addition to guarding skin against sunburns.

Balance Diet

Be watchful of what you put in your mouth. I assure you, half job is done. Diet plays a crucial role in our life. As per weather conditions, we have to make changes in our daily diet regime. Have lots of fresh fruits, they are full of life and energy. They rejuvenate our whole system. The other combination is fresh vegetables. They are full of all essential vitamins and minerals required by our body. With proper cooking methods (less oil usage), it aids in weight management. Thirdly, avoid spicy and sour diet. Make use of body cooling spices such as cardamom, mint, fennel etc in your diet.

Sunlight

Sunlight is proven therapy for our good health. Again we have to consider climatic conditions of our country or region. In early morning, when the sun is not at its peak, exposing our skin to direct sunlight is beneficial. During the mid-day time, when sun is at its peak, direct contact with sun rays may be harmful for our skin. It causes skin burns, irritation, itching etc. avoid going out in direct sunlight. Wear cotton garments, long sleeves and preferably carry an umbrella.

Daily Routine and Lifestyle

In today’s hectic life we tend to neglect our selves. We are more prone to stress and exertion. We daily face challenges both at our home and office, to strike a balance between them. Try to take out some time for yourself, go for a summer vacation, engage yourself in your favorite hobby, spend some good time with your family and friends. All these activities have a positive effect on your body and mind.

Exercise

Exercise is a must in all seasons. For summer it helps to keep our mind and body cool. It aids in weight management. Take any activity of your choice, for example join a gym, yoga, swimming, cycling, jogging.

 

These were some easy tips to keep you refresh and cooling in the summer heat. I hope you like it. Please ensure to take some time for yourself.  If you have any suggestions do share with us. If you find this article helpful, please share this article with your loved ones by clicking on any of the social sharing buttons. You can also give us a feedback or comment by filling the box below. To receive posts, subscribe to our blog.