Indian summers especially in the capital and in coastal areas can be very harsh. The scorching sun completely drains you from the inside out while leaving your skin dehydrated, wrinkly, and extremely tanned. But don’t worry. There are some measures you can take. You need to take care of your skin and remain hydrated.
Ladies, here are the 10 things to gear up for before the summer sun hits. Some things to pack in the bag are as follows:
Be careful of dehydration. Carry water. It’s good to be on a safer side while travelling. It can be a tedious task, but it is good to carry your own water wherever you go. This will keep you from getting dehydrated and ensure bacteria-free drinking water.
With the scorching sun causing havoc, it is advisable to packed ORS or glucose. Apart from water these drinks will not only keep you hydrated but come in handy if you feel a loss of energy due to excessive heat.
Always carry citrus fruits or energy bars during summers. These are not only healthy snacks but can prevent you from losing out on energy and keep you hydrated in places in case you’re on the move.
When you talk of germs and bacteria, you definitely can’t ignore to keep your hands clean. When you don’t have water and soap to clean your hands, a hand sanitizer works best. You should pack a hand sanitizer in your bag while travelling.
You may be wondering what the precautions need to be taken during summer. It is not that difficult. When mercury level rises in India, here is the list of precautionary measures.
Covering your face and head with a scarf or stole during summer is a blessing. It not only saves you from the scorching rays of the sun and pollution but also protects your skin from breakout.
During summer, you should only stick to linen and cotton. Soothing colours and pastel shades are the best along with full-sleeved dresses and full pants that cover your whole body and protects it from the sun.
To avoid sweaty and oily skin, you need to wash your face several times a day. However, it is easier to carry wet tissues in your bag. This way you don’t waste water but all the same, feel refreshed due to the fragrance it emanates. It also hydrates your skin, removes dirt. These are mostly natural, gentle, and alcohol-free.
Since your skin is exposed to sunlight throughout the day sunburns are common. To avoid sunburns, apply a generous amount of sunscreen lotion on your face and other exposed parts like arms and hands. Apply sunscreen about 15-20 minutes before stepping out in the sun. This helps the sunscreen to soak up into your skin and protects again UV rays. Some pointers while choosing a sunscreen are:
Sunscreen should be as per your skin type
Natural sunscreens are a go-to like Bajaj Nomarks Ayurveda Antimarks Sunscreen. It works wonders for the skin and contains the goodness of cucumber or kheera and mulethi. Cucumber soothes the skin and makes it glow while mulethi reduces marks.
It also contains aloe vera known for its soothing and cooling properties and protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Besides, green tea extract in the sunscreen is rich in antioxidants, and wheat germ oil protects the skin from UV rays.
Bajaj Nomarks also has a range of other products like cream, face wash, soap and scrub which protect and prevent your skin from getting pimples, dark spots and blemishes. They can be added to your daily cleansing routine and protects your skin from harm.