Taking care of yourself during the summer is more than just applying sunscreen. Protecting your skin is extremely important, but you want to upkeep your body's immune system.
It’s easy to forget some of these things because good skincare and drinking water are the only things you need to do to keep yourself healthy. Don’t wait until Fall and Winter to start caring for your immune system. Get a head start by following these summer wellness tips.
This one is a given, but always apply sunscreen to your skin before going outside. I use sunscreen every day, even during the winter, because I want to protect my skin from any UV Ray exposure, even if it’s a small amount.
If you have a darker skin tone like me and have always had trouble finding the perfect sunscreen, here are a few to try out.
I always forget to drink water, so I bought a cute water bottle. I always have it next to me so I can remember to take a few sips throughout the day. Women should consume around 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) a day, and men should have 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluid a day. You can also get some fluids from fruits and vegetables with a high water content.
Eat Fruits and Veggies
If you’re ever in need of a snack, try eating some fruits and veggies with a high water content to make up for any water loss from sweat. Indulge in some summer fruits that are great for protecting your immune system, like mangoes, watermelon, grapes, oranges, and berries.
Antioxidants like Vitamin C found in citrus fruits and our Defend Lozenges (which tastes like the creamsicles I used to eat when I was little) are a perfect way to repair your skin and immune system.
Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics like linen to help you stay cool while outside. If you’re doing any outdoor activities, try wearing a hat or bringing an umbrella to keep the sun out of your face. Maybe find a nice spot in the shade so you can cool down.
Of course, drink plenty of water throughout the day because you may end up sweating a lot. If you can, try finding a community pool, drive to the beach, or run in the sprinklers to stay cool.
Get Good Sleep
Getting good sleep is another way to improve your wellness during the summer. It may be harder to fall asleep in the summer because of the heat and time change. The sun doesn’t set until 8:30 pm, so your body will produce melatonin levels later because it’s darker at a later time. Then when it’s hot out, it can disrupt your sleep, and your body is not able to drop its core temperature so you can fall asleep faster.
Before going to bed, try showering and wearing light clothes. Switch out your comforter for something lightweight, I like to use a quilt, but there are other options. Sleep with a fan on or with an ice pack if you need further assistance to keep you cool.
If you’re having trouble feeling tired and you feel cool already, take a supplement like one of our Snooze Lozenges so you’ll sleep like a baby.
Disclaimer: The information stated in this article is for educational purposes only. The information stated is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. The desire to make any changes to one's dietary habits or supplementation should be consulted and discussed with a licensed medical professional.
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