Summer should never feel like a bummer — this is the time for outings, vacations, and that New York City HEAT. Here are some useful tips to keep yourself hydrated and in peak form for summer fun.
Stay Hydrated — You should drink 1-2 glasses of water for every hour in the sun. Replenish your electrolytes with water or coconut water — and consider investing in a water filter for an economically beneficial and environmentally friendly source of water!
Apply Sunscreen — The general rule of thumb is to apply SPF 30 or higher every 2 hours that you are planning to be sitting in the sun. Remember not to neglect facial sunscreen — SPF in your makeup is NOT enough to protect the most sensitive skin on your body from harmful UVA and UVB rays!
Take Vitamin D Supplements — Although it may seem counter-intuitive, extreme heat often forces us to go inside and miss out on a vital resource of vitamin D — the sun! Our bodies require vitamin D for essential processes such as absorbing calcium and maintaining strong, healthy bones. In order to continue your normal vitamin D consumption without increasing your risk of heatstroke outdoors, invest in Vitamin D supplements!
Exfoliate — Heat leads to sweating more… which leads to more clogged pores and dead skin cells. Keep your body silky smooth and soft by exfoliating weekly with a loofah or make your own scrub with oatmeal or sugar-based recipes you find online, and don’t forget to moisturize after!
Have your healthiest summer yet by following these tips and tricks to help you feel great.
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