For most people, summer is the best part of the year! The sun is chirping, the birds are shining, the water’s wet – people just seem happier! Here are a few tips to get through a hot, summery day while feeling your most beautiful…
1. Drink Water. The summer—in particular, the sun and the heat—bring some hidden dangers. For your skin and body, it is important you drink enough water. You usually notice dehydration when it’s too late – a throbbing headache, a sore or dry throat, or chapped lips. To avoid this, always bring a bottle of water on hot days. Staying hydrated is important. Your body consists of over 70 percent water, and you will sweat through all your pores when it’s warm. It’s important to refill your H2O levels. I also like coconut water because it has the same pH level as your blood, and is considered one of the best hydrating drinks.
2. Avoid Sunburn/Use a Good Sunscreen. And what about the sun? Well, most people like to sunbathe and get a healthy glow, if not a tan. Unfortunately, some people overdo it and get sunburned. When you do burn, your skin is damaged forever. You might think a new layer of skin will appear after a few days of losing the dead skin, but the damage is more than skin deep—each sunburn increases your risk of getting a form of skin cancer. The best thing for your skin is to really avoid to get burned all together.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. Before I hit the beach, I use iS Clinical Translucent Powder Sunscreen SPF 20 on my face instead of my usual makeup for a quick and easy flawless look. It’s also works great as a setting powder over foundation while giving added protection. It comes in a self-dispersing brush applicator, which makes it perfect for touchups along the way. This powder sunscreen combines micronized zinc oxide and transparent titanium oxide to provide the finest and safest broad spectrum protection. In the summer, I never leave the house without it.
4. Eat enough. You need the energy to get through a hot day— it takes a lot from your body. I prefer light foods such as vegetable & fruit juices, salads and sushi. Eat serveral small servings throughout the day (that makes your stomach look flatter, too, as it is not filled up so much at once!).
5. Work out in the AM. It’s likely that you’re too tired after a day of work, but having a light workout in the morning hours when the sun is not so high up—the weather is not so hot yet, and you are energized after a good night sleep—is probably the best. This also makes for better circulation of your blood, and your body is perfectly ready to face a tough & warm day. You will sweat out all the bad toxins, and a nice shower afterwards makes you nicely refreshed!
What do you do to keep looking great in the hot summer sun?
Talk soon! XO