5 Ayuverdic ways to stay cool this summer
Tired of hiding your heat rashes under make up? Has the sun scorched your skin? Do creams and ointments make it more uncomfortable? Ayurveda has got all the answers to keep you cool this summer. Summers bring all the excess heat that no one wants, and with it hot flashes, acne, sunburns and grouchy moods. Here are 5 ways Ayurveda can keep you cool this summer:
1. Stay hydrated
This makes the top of the list. In this scorching heat, water is your best friend. Make sure to cut down on hot beverages and drink lots of water. To keep a check on exactly how much you take, use bottles with measured amount of water in it. Add in lemons peels or slices, cucumbers and any other seasonal fruits and you have a homemade detox ready too. This will not only help you stay hydrated but also keep your stomach flat and skin glowing. Isn't that what anyone wants in summers?
2. Avoid hot spicy foods
Avoid foods that get you sweating. Spices can greatly increase heat in the body, and that is the last thing that you need in this season. Replace hot spicy foods with cool salads and vegetables.
3. Avoid excessive sun exposure
Even if you cannot avoid the sun, at least try to minimize it's effect on your body and skin. When out, walk in the shade. Don't wear clothes that expose most of your skin or you will get heat rashes that will last the summer - literally! Get your dermatologist to choose the best sun block for your skin type, and apply it not just on your face but on all the areas of your skin that are exposed. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and a sun hat will do you some good by shielding that pretty face. Some research shows supplementing with astaxanthin can protect your skin from the UVA (the bad rays) that damages your skin.
4. Use coconut oil and coconut water
If there is any right time for drinking coconut water, it sure is in summers. Coconut water is one of nature's best drinks to keep your body cool and help ward off the extra heat. As for coconut oil, applying it to the skin will soothe the sunburns and rashes that can otherwise last even the whole season. Make sure to apply coconut oil all over your body after a shower, especially before going to bed each night. This will give at least 8 hours for it to work it's magic on your skin.
5. Listen to sounds that cool you down
Ah, the sounds of water. From the gentle pitter patter of rain to the splashing of rivers against hills. Even listening to the sounds of water can help your body cool down. If you are working out to keep your summer body fit, you should replace the upbeat songs you work out to with sounds of water. Or just listen to them while you drive to work. This will help keep your mind cool, and that in turn will do the same for the rest of your body. There are many apps today that have the best sounds of water for a very real experience.
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