Summer just arrived and it can be scorching hot not only outside but inside your home.
If you’re like me who easily gets dehydrated during the summer, fear not! There are ways to cope despite the excruciatingly hot weeks to follow.
Drink more water during the summer. Since sunburn draws fluid to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body, drinking extra water when you are sunburned helps prevent dehydration.
Stay indoors from 10AM to 4PM. The sun’s rays are strongest during these hours. If you can’t stay indoors during that block of time, at least stick to shady spots.
Hats are in vogue! When you have to be outdoors, wear sun-protective clothing, such as a broad-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants. This includes wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
Take frequent showers to help relieve the pain. Make sure to gently pat yourself dry after a cold shower and apply moisturizer to trap the water in your skin.
The heat can be bearable if approached with caution. Aside from the above, make sure to bring a camera with you and safely make the most of the sunnier days we have in this tropical paradise we call the Philippines!
My body has always been resilient to Philippine weather, especially during the summer. As a matter of fact, I would usually say to friends, I prefer the heat than the cold and rain.
Lately, I have been eating my words. I am unable to work due to this heat. I seriously cannot function.
Just today, I closed my laptop, brought down the curtains and hoped that I pass out. I kid you not!
I wanted to pass out just so I be rid of my misery. Funny huh?
Well, anyway, heat stroke is common given the present circumstances. But are we prepared for it? Mind if I check in your purse?
Essentials to beating the summer heat:
An umbrella (Didn’t think I’d bring out my purple pocket umbrella but it sure has helped me a lot.)
A cap/wide brimmed hat (I have this blue hat that makes me look like I’m going to war. Seriously awesome. I bought it in Corregidor a couple of months back. It has been quite useful especially when I’m covering events outdoors.)
Shades (Because its the perfect time to look cool! Nah, just kidding. Protect your eyes from the glare of the sun.)
A bottle of water (Keep hydrated. Enough said.)
Facial mist (Do you use this? A friend of mine recommended this to me. I don’t usually buy this, but considering of giving it a go this summer.)
Sunblock (Sun spots are quite apparent during the summer so apply liberally. Personally, I really don’t like sunblock because most of the products in the market feel so greasy. Do you know any good brands that are not as oily? Let me know please!)
Wear light, cotton clothing.
Did I forget anything? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section.