With the temperatures soaring, it’s time to gear up and make the most of the sunny days.
Summer is here, bringing with it the impossible temperatures, dusty roads, pollution and of course, the intense sunshine. Despite these glitches, you can still make merry while the sun shines (a new twist to the old adage). Here’s how you can make the most of summer.
No, we are not asking you to ditch the cheesy pizzas or sinful chocolate. All you have to do is reduce the number of times you binge and make a conscious decision to eat healthy. Add more vegetables to your diet and with the plethora of options available, you can have an interesting variety every day. Hunger pangs? Snack on juicy water melon pieces or sip on tender coconut water, so omnipresent in every nook and cranny of the city.
The heat is on and at such times, your body requires more than a fair share of fluids. Drink more water and juices are a perfect way to not just to keep cool but also to detoxify your body. Smoothies, milkshakes or mocktail, choose your drink and bring the temperature down.
Screen the sun
With all the harmful ultraviolet rays causing damage to your skin, a sunscreen is an essential. Choose a sunscreen which matches your skin type and despite the higher SPF content, opt for the SPF 15 products as they are perfect for the Indian skin, which is already high in melanin, a pigment which acts as a natural sunscreen.Apply sunscreen evenly 20 minutes before you step out into the sun. If your work requires constant travel, don’t forget to reapply every three hours to ensure constant sun protection.
Colour me bright
Summer allows you to experiment with your wardrobe and wear bright colours. Now is the time where you can pull off that blinding yellow t-shirt which has been waiting for an appropriate moment to be unveiled. Opt for fabrics like cotton, linen and crepes which are effortlessly light and breezy, so perfect for the summer. Research proves that colours have a bearing on our moods. So, wear those candy colours and feel like a million bucks.
Hair damage is common during summer. To protect your hair from sun, wear a scarf or a hat. If you are having a bad hair day, there’s nothing like a hat to not just keep your hair safe but also helps you make a style statement. Wash your hair every alternate day and don’t forget to condition it. Regular hair spa treatments and oil massages can keep your scalp healthy while restoring your hair to its former glory.
In your eyes
Goggles are the best way to make an instant style statement this summer. And, they are highly functional too! Now, you can sport wide rimmed goggles with different tints and shapes to keep your eyes cool. When it comes to your eye wear, size does matter! Big gets bigger and better while adding oomph to the oversized. Sunglasses with colourful rims can go a long way in adding chutzpah to your ensemble.
There is no time like the summer to pamper your senses. A spa treatment can do wonders for your skin and soul. The relentless heat can really sap your energy. An invigorating massage followed by a hot shower can add freshness to your life. If you don’t have the time, many spas offer quick sessions for various parts of the body. A foot reflexology can be heavenly after a hectic work day. A day at the spa can rejuvenate and prepare you for the daily grind called life.