When the June’s scorching heat makes you feel lazy and lethargic to move out of air-conditioned rooms and you have already finished all your wet wipes to stay fresh, what else you can do to ‘beat the heat’?
By Malini Saba
Summer is all about hot sticky afternoons and humid evenings, making you desperate for a shower in every 10 minutes. The sun is high and directly targets you to slurp out your energy. And what could be the worse for all those going out in this escalating temperature for their jobs, stuck up in the mundane ups and downs of life.
When the June’s scorching heat makes you feel lazy and lethargic to move out of air-conditioned rooms and you have already finished all your wet wipes to stay fresh, what else you can do to ‘beat the heat’? We need to keep ourselves upbeat, rejuvenated and energetic. So make your days easier and give yourself due attention this summer.
Follow the below easy tips which will help you in staying fresh and fine in hot summer:
Early to bed and early to rise is the best way to recharge yourself from head to toe. Keep your phone aside and sleep at the right hour. Getting up on time will make you more active for the entire day. Though this is holiday time and you might want to catch that extra 5 minutes of sleep but summer mornings are worth to freshen up your mind and body.
Keep yourself hydrated. Heat and sweating dry up the skin. Skipping water will only result in making your skin dull. Water not only revitalizes the body but is also good for the skin.
Do not forget to keep a face wash in your bag. Summer afternoons are more sleepy than usual and you feel like staying at one place all day. But a splash of cold water on face freshens you up, wipes out drowsiness off and sweat from your face.
Avoid spicy food and add fruits. Indian is also a tropical country and we live in a land of spices. Most of the stomach problems are because of intolerable heat.
So, this summer make sure you don’t stuff yourself with spicy and oily food rather relish yourself with lighter meals. Add citrus fruits in your day because they are rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants for a fresh face.
Enjoy the icy treat. Stock up your refrigerator with ice creams and cool drinks. Savour on different varieties of ice creams with cool juices and shakes. This is the best and delicious way of escaping from this summer heat.
Bathing once is not the solution. Summer heat can make you the most unhygienic person to just take a bath once in a day. It is advised to take a bath whenever you feel exhausted. Get rid of all the sweat, smell and germs.
Embrace light colors. Wearing cool colors such as green, yellow, white, sky blue not only soothe eyes but also the body. These colors are known for reflecting sunlight and keep the wearer cool, unlike dark shades which absorb more heat.
Open your room’s window in morning and night to allow fresh air to pass through as staying in air- conditioned room all throughout the day is not possible.
Now go on and stay fresh!!
(The author is founder, Saba Industries & Saba Family Foundations. Views expressed are personal.)