We are two weeks away from June and it already feels like the Sun is out to for revenge. The summer is here and so is the rising temperature that just doesn’t know when to stop. So, if you are about to enjoy the summer season by traveling, being lazy, migrating to a cooler city or have to ride on a public transport for an hour to get to work (like me), you need to carry certain things to protect yourself from the weather, making sure that you come out the Summer season with your health intact.
I get it that you’ve been told to wear a sunscreen a million times by beauty bloggers or lifestyle magazines etc. but sorry to break it to you, it’s really really important to keep this magic potion with you during summer.
Sunscreen helps protect our skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause cancer. It affects every one of us, irrespective of age, gender or race. While choosing a sunscreen always look for Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays), Sun Protection Factor or commonly known as SPF should be 30 or higher and always consider water resistant sunscreen.
Make sure that you cover all the skin that is left exposed by your clothing with the sunscreen before you step out to have a good day in scorching heat.
The portable charger is not just a summer essential but frankly is becoming a way of life. A good power bank can literally save our life as it can charge up not just our phones but also our social lives. You must be wondering how is this a health essential, well the millennials tend to lose their minds when they fail to connect with the digital world that is why it’s essential for your mental health.
So whether you plan to travel this summer, or take your kids on a trip in the summer vacation or are stuck at work, always remember to keep the extra juice for your electronic devices.
Insulated Water Bottle
It’s summer time, meaning the reign of sweat is back. There is a lot to do in this season as many fortunate souls are on vacation and it is the only time in the whole year when you can make plans without worrying about the extent of your off days.
But unfortunately, summer is never kind to us as excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which can give rise to various dangerous conditions like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke which is also called sunstroke. Solution to this problem, consume large quantities of water. The must follow rule for summers is to always keep a water bottle with you.
Now, we recommend that you invest in an insulated water bottle. these bottles are made of the stainless steel and are designed to be vacuum sealed. Thus, they can retain heat or cold temperatures no matter the temperatures of the surroundings.
The added advantage is that unlike disposable water bottles, they aren’t made from plastic and thus are not a health hazard. Over time chemicals from plastic water bottles can mix with the water and can badly affect our health. Also, they are disastrous for our eco-system
SPF Lip Balm
As I have already mentioned, SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and yes while your skin needs the protection from the biggest rock star of the solar system, Sun, our lips need protection too. One of the major don’ts for summers is forgetting to buy an SPF lip balm.
SPF lined lip balm, apart from keeping your lips hydrated, can act as a shield against many medical conditions actinic cheilitis, or lip inflammation and even cancer. According to many dermatologists, using a lip gloss without SPF can actually make you more prone to cancer as it sort of act like a magnifying glass for the sun rays.
There is nothing more exotic in the summer season than the fruits it brings along with the exhaustive heat. So despite falling victim to the excessive grilling and snacking try the healthy approach with the King of fruits, Mangoes along with apples, berries etc.
You can also indulge in treating yourself, by making smoothies or desserts with these amazing seasonal fruits, I’m sure you’ll never regret it. Apart from adding flavor in your life, these fruits can help maintain your health and weight. So get your creative juices flowing and enjoy thea healthy summer season.