Summer is upon us in all its blazing glory. And who would not like to get through in style? Just read on to know how to make the most of this season. After all you need to be in top shape. However, remember that the 7 tips to get ready for summer below are about every aspect. In other words, not only your wardrobe but skin and hair care too. Remember that Chicisimo is always at hand as your virtual outfit planner. You can download Chicisimo here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.).
What are the essential 7 tips to get ready for summer?
First, second, third, stay hydrated and then some more. This only means hydration in summer is an absolute must. One cannot lay enough emphasis on the importance of adequate hydration. Of course watch it if you have medical issues. Otherwise, drinking eight to ten glasses of water is a must in summer. In fact water has multiple uses. It helps skin retain moisture it tends to lose to the sun. Your kidneys remain in top shape too. Equally important, it helps with weight management.
Hydrated skin looks healthy and glowing. This adds to your looks. In addition, it is best to avoid foods that remove water from the body. For example, go slow on hard alcoholic drinks. You will avoid cramps and pains too. To say nothing of the energy that hydration provides to get through your day.
Wear loose clothes
Any outfit planner worth their profession will tell you to wear loose clothes. In fact, stock your wardrobe with natural fabrics. Choose clothes so that your limbs are covered when outdoors. This will prevent them from tanning too much. As much as you fancy that skin-tight pair of jeans, give it a skip now. You need your skin to be able to sweat and cool off easily. This is not so easy in tight clothes. Cool cotton outfits in summery prints are the best. You can choose from short skirts, flowing loose dresses, tunics and shorts. All of these are wonderful for the summer months.
Furthermore, choose proper footwear too. All of this is in fact for when you are venturing out. Open toe footwear like sandals are ideal. Of course feet get tanned in them but they help prevent over sweating. Too much accumulated sweat in feet is a big problem. Not only can it cause itching but also smelly feet.
Look after your tresses
Which girl is not proud of her tresses? However long or short or thick or thin the mane might be! The problem is managing them in the peak of summer. Many of you might go for a ‘summer’ cut. If not, make sure to protect them when out in the sun. Add floppy straw hats to your wardrobe. Additionally consult your outfit planner for cool crochet hats or cotton scarves. These are equally good at protecting your hair from the sun.
Like your skin needs lots of water, hair too needs moisture. Exposure to sun can turn it dry and brittle. And such hair does not look good, period. Too much sweating can be a problem too. Consequently hair ends up looking listless and dull. Consider bandanas and colourful hair bands to hold your tresses in place. That way they will be held up and better able to handle the sweat and heat.
Take care of skin
Skin is the largest exposed organ in the human body. Hence, one of the vital 7 tips to get ready for summer is skin care. Whenever you venture out, lather sunscreen lavishly. In fact, carry a tube with you. You might own the trendiest clothes but this is a wardrobe must-have. Take care to cover every square inch of exposed skin with sunscreen. Additionally, staying hydrated also helps the skin in summer. In view of this, drink lots and lots of water. In fact take a bottle with you whenever you are going out. You are now good to go.
Eat fresh foods
It’s summer, ladies! Consequently the market is full of water-based fruits. Let eating fresh be your mantra. Choose cucumbers, mangoes, lychees, melons to eat. Avoid oily and spicy foods since they will show on your body negatively. In fact, ask your outfit planner to suggest summery prints too. Let the freshness be all pervasive. Again, drink lots of water. Infused water is a great way to imbibe freshness.
Shade your eyes
Aah those precious peepers! Girls, do you know that skin around the eyes is super sensitive? Not to mention it gets irritated in the heat. Have you added cool shades to your wardrobe yet? If yes, good on you. Not yet? Delay no further. Check Chicisimo this moment for some great suggestions. Choose your shades with care too. Talk to your outfit planner to decide on the best shape for you. Moreover, choose big frames to cover all around the eyes. Also use sunscreen liberally around your eyes when you go out.
Make lifestyle changes
It is very important to look at making holistic changes. With a change in season, your wardrobe changes. There is another kind of change needed too. Nothing that your outfit planner outfit can suggest though. This is something you have to work out yourself. For example, planning your outdoor activities away from noon. This is the time the sun will be blazing outside. Additionally, things like natural remedies for sun protection and sunburns help.
Work towards getting maximum rest as your schedule allows. In particular, try to retire early. Eating light dinners will help in summers, not only with digestion but with your skin and complexion health too. One can also consider doing some meditation and yoga. These help calm the mind and focus on good thoughts.
Make best use of these 7 tips to get ready for summer. This weather can easily take a toll on you. Choose your wardrobe with care in this season. Remember to consult Chicisimo for trending styles too. You are all set to go, err, glow!