Summertime is on its way and with it comes fun, sun, and memories in the making! Beach bunnies and BBQ fiends can find joy under the summer sun, but harmful UV rays and extreme heat can cause exhaustion, skin problems, and other long-term health issues. Luckily with a little preparation summer can be a time to relax and recharge. Check out these tips on the importance of protecting and treating skin, hair, and mental health and get ready for the best summer yet!
While summertime brings tan lines and popsicles, it also brings dangerous UV rays. Sunscreen is important year-round, but particularly in summer. Start with a product that has a minimum SPF of 15, and make it habit to apply daily. After the sunscreen is fully absorbed, barriers like moisturizers and makeup can be applied. Keep a small tube in your purse for convenience and if you’re looking to save time try a sunscreen with moisturizer built in – it’s a great two-for-one time saver!
Taking a dip in the ocean is refreshing and invigorating, but salt and pool water can be harmful to hair. To help protect your beautiful locks from the sun and sea’s salty kisses, try using a dry conditioner before heading outdoors. SPF hair cream is another effective method in protecting your tresses as well as your scalp. With the temperature and time spent outside on the rise, it may be time to cut down on your blowouts, curling irons, and straighteners. Try a loose braid or go natural with beach waves brought on by humidity – they’re on trend looks perfect for summer!
Although often overlooked, mental health is an important issue that needs to be addressed. Our solution? Take a technological hiatus. Peeling your eyes away from the harmful computer screen can definitely take a load off your brain. While checking Instagram and updating your Facebook status may be a daily part of your routine, going outside can do your body and brain some good. Going outside not only restores mental energy and provides stress relief, it can improve concentration and sharpen thinking and creativity.
As they say, your body is a temple! Be sure to hydrate in the summertime to beat the heat and ensure your outdoor adventure is a safe and happy excursion. The body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, making regular hydration an essential part of your daily routine no matter the season. Dehydration is more of a threat when you’re in extreme heat or sunlight and can be very dangerous if not taken care of. Make it a habit of consuming at least 2-3 liters of water a day to boost your mood, metabolism, and ensure a fantastic day under the summer sun!
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