Summer is here. It’s a great time to let go, expose some skin and enjoy the sunshine. But you must not forget to look after yourselves, especially when you go off to that sunny holiday. A friend of mine went abroad for one week and came back with her skin peeling off in scales.
Remember never expose yourself to the sunlight without wearing a good sunscreen lotion to protect your skin ( especially on very hot days ), and a pair of sunglasses (with UVB/UVA protection) for your eyes. Lotions or moisturizers with high SPF (Sun protection factor 20 – 30) always come highly recommended for the hot season. This helps to keep your skin from losing a lot of moisture and keeps you looking fresh.
Drink plenty of water/fluid ( 6- 8 glasses a day) to stay well hydrated and help your body fight off disease especially during this cv-19 period. Its also been proven that proper hydration will help eliminate sunken eyes as well as circles under eyes, and improve skin plumpness. Do not worry so much if you can’t manage as many glasses a day. Your daily intake of fluid from other sources add up, such as juices, fruits, tea, etc. You may want to consider mixing your juice drinks and soft-drinks with water if you struggle to drink plain water. However, your best option is always good old water.
Have cold showers on very hot days and splash your face and neck lightly with cold water during the day or use a wet flannel to wipe your body if needed. This will help keep the body cool, refreshed and comfortable.
Finally, while we should try to enjoy our summer break and holidays during these unusual times, remember to keep safe and keep others safe by doing the right thing; Social distancing, wearing your masks where the rules apply and washing your hands often.
Good Luck 🙂