With temperatures rising during these hot summer days we sure feel the need to alter our eating habits and do whatever it takes to help our body stay cool, refreshed and energised! The good thing is that our bodies send us signals and remind us how essential it is to stay hydrated, nourished, and rejuvenated. The best way to look fresher and energised this summer is by altering your eating habits – starting a balanced fibre-rich diet with the regular intake of fluids, which will help you get rid of toxins and feel much better.
Take care of your skin
The first and the most important thing is to take proper care of your skin. If you genuinely want to look fresher, you have to have a strict regime – a body routine that you will follow every day and therefore prevent damages to your skin. You have to remain disciplined with your morning and night skincare routine, especially when it gets as hot as it is now. If you don’t do it regularly or adequately, your skin can become clogged with sweat and dirt. Let your skin breathe overnight and protect it during the day with sunscreen.
Don’t forget to exfoliate! Do it at least twice a week, and exfoliate everywhere – face, arms, legs, use soothing body brush and exfoliate your whole body. Exfoliation helps get rid of the dead skin cells and cleans your skin as it clogs with sunscreen. So basically it is not enough to protect your skin with sunscreen, you will also have to repair it. DIY organic, all natural exfoliating face and body scrubs to ensure you are not harming your skin in any way. You will instantly see improvement on your skin while it is necessary to do it regularly to keep it blooming and fresh looking.
Drink more water
It is as important to hydrate your face as it is to hydrate your whole body. Water plays an essential role in keeping our bodies healthy. The state of your body, metabolism, and general well-being will undoubtedly reflect on your skin and show on your face. That is why it is essential to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Make sure always to have a water bottle next to you since sometimes you can forget to drink water until you feel a bit of fatigue that is a symptom of dehydration.
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Avoid the dullness of your skin by drinking more water. Dehydration may lead to dryer skin that looks flakier during summer. Keep your body hydrated but don’t forget your face – apply hydrating face masks every once in a while or use one of the cleansers that guarantee greater hydration. Always keep in mind the right ones to take or apply to your body.
If it is tough for you to start an exercise regime, you can think about how inactivity affects your skin and how it will affect it soon. Exercising makes you feel both healthier and happier. With regular workouts, you will feel more energised and more eager to go out and hang out, because when we exercise, our body releases hormones called endorphins which triggers positive thoughts and makes us much happier.
Cycling instead of the gym
And if you still can’t make yourself take up a sport or go to the gym, there is another way to exercise without thinking of it as training. Start cycling instead of driving everywhere. Get yourself professional equipment from an online bike store and make sure you get a comfy bike saddle, a helmet, a speedometer, quality bike gloves to keep your hands comfortable and start pedalling everywhere! Cycling is the best low-impact activity that will help you stay fit and healthy. Plus it is an excellent stress-relief activity! The best part is that you will be spending more time outside, enjoying the fresh air. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Always use sunscreen
It is essential to use sunscreen during hot summer days, especially if you know you will be spending more time under the sun. Not only it is vital to protect your face and body from the harmful UV rays but also as prevention to skin cancer. Make sure to put sunscreen on and cover your arms, legs, face, and body – every part that gets exposed to the sun.
Also, don’t forget to read the instructions and reapply the sunscreen since most offer protection for several hours, not the whole day. Another big plus of using sunscreen it that it helps protect skin against sun damage which causes wrinkles due to loss of moisture. If you think that tanned skin is awesome, well, actually, tanned skin merely is damaged (burned) skin. If you want to keep it smooth and firm, avoids too much sun-tanning and make sure you are protecting it the right way.
You need your beauty sleep
Make sure to catch some rest because it will not only improve your focus throughout the day but it will provide you with your “beauty sleep”. Nothing will give you a more fresh and energised look better than good night sleep. Try to sleep with AC set on cooler temperatures in a dark room to get the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep. If you happen to wake up feeling tired, it is likely that you have woken up during a deep sleep phase. But don’t worry about it, just a five minute morning workout will help you wake up and boost your energy!
Follow these simple, healthy tricks to ensure a more fresh and energised look during these hot summer days and even warmer temperatures. Find time in your busy schedule for at least some of these hacks because not only you will feel better and have more energy but also it will show on your face and your skin!
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