Everyone knows that summer among all the four seasons creates a serious lifestyle shift. Puffy jackets, tank tops, cozy nights by the fireplace are replaced by beachside bonfires. People start complaining about the scorching heat and get upset with sun rays.
While nature changes with its due course, many people still hold on some cold-weather habits that actually obstruct their summertime fun. To help you get rid of the winter blues and to enhance your fun, here are 5 ways to make your summertime routine.
- Apply sunscreen
After spending a winter inside, wrapping with several layers of cloths, first rays of sun appears to be a dream comes true when you feel it on your bare skin. But dream can swiftly become a blistery nightmare if you’re not careful. Most dermatologists agree you should wear some sunscreen year-round, but small drop moisturizer and sunscreen aren’t going to protect you from July’s heat.
Using sunscreen on a regular basis reduces the risk of developing melanoma, a particular form of skin cancer. If you want to avoid those unwanted, slathering with the sunscreen is going to be your best weapon.
Luckily, this routine won’t cost you too much of your time. All you have to do is to find a proper sunscreen based on your skin, and apply generously throughout the day. Keep in mind that, the higher the SPF, the better for your skin!
- Let your hair breathe some summer love
Sarah Bogart, a Chicago-based stylist and colorist who advises all her clients to pay special attention to their hairs in the summer months. She said “Just like your skin, your hair is made up of keratin and can be damaged from sun exposure,” Bogart suggests using a leave-in conditioner with UV protection, wearing a hat during peak sunshine hours (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and embracing low-maintenance summer styles, like braids and natural beach waves to avoid breakage and sun damage,
If your hair gets frizzy by summer humidity you can add a leave-in spray or serum to your daily routine .“Try sea salt sprays to texture, and hair masks, leave in conditioners and split-end repairs to smooth. Mousse and cream-based curl control can help define and strengthen otherwise unruly curls, and if you have frizz and your hair is dry, a small amount of hair serum can go a long way.”
- Shop and eat from local farmer market
A change should be happened in your eating habits too. You might stuff yourself with heavy, processed and easy-to-prepare cozy food when it’s cold outside. But as the summer comes with freshness and blooming nature and your local market begins to fill up with colorful fruits and veggies. Dr. Mindy Haar, the assistant dean of Undergraduate Affairs at NYIT School of Health Professions, suggests to put away your food delivery apps and hit the farmers markets in summer. “As farmers markets provide locally grown produce, the fruits and vegetables offered have spent so much less time in transit as compared to what is in the supermarket,” she said. “Many nutrients deteriorate over time…[so] seasonal fruits and vegetables are often at the peak of their nutritional value.”
Haar suggests that grilling chicken and fish can make for more healthful meals, rather than huge steaks and hot dogs . she said. “Go a step further and grill veggie burgers, peppers, zucchini and corn to move to a more plant-based diet. You can wrap sweet potatoes in foil and throw on the grill, as well!”
For dessert Pick up fresh strawberries while you’re at the farmers market, cut them in half, freeze for a few hours and then blend and enjoy your delicious cold summer treat. It’s easy and healthy too.
4. Step up your shoe game
When it’s warm outside, it’s normal that you tempt to feel an itch to get all your steps in outdoors. Just you have to make sure your feet are prepared for the extra pressure. going for long summer walks in flip-flops or high-heeled sandals could cause your feet a real damage, said Dr. Yolanda Ragland, a podiatrist and founder of Fix Your Feet.
“Flip-flops are better as shower shoes or walking from the car to the beach, and they should be used in light moderation,” said Ragland. “If you wear flip-flops every day, you are more vulnerable to getting plantar fasciitis because they are too flat. Any heel that is too high is not good for you either. For flip-flops or heels, my advice would be to wear in moderation. A high-heeled shoe or sandal, or even a platform sandal, keeps you vulnerable to an ankle sprain due to turning your ankle inward, or rupturing a ligament that surrounds the lateral ankle.”
5. Drop the gym for the real world
In summer working out can become a dreaded task Between the dirty machines, the sour smell of other people’s sweat in the gym. So, pull a Break of your membership until the fall, and start working out right outside your front door.
You can take your time and go for a long sun-drenched run around the lake. Either you can look online for free outdoor yoga classes or do a solitary sun salutation in your backyard instead of carrying your mat to a musty, crowded room, When you are prepared, the whole world can be your gym. So save the money ,get outside and get moving and enjoy your day.
So, if you want to enjoy the summer months worrying about nothing, you must pick these 5 ways as your summertime routine and make it a habit .In return you can bid the winter lethargy adieu and live the summer as much as possible.