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Summer Freshness Hacks for Surviving the Heat

When the warm sun rays hit your skin, they awaken endorphins, which immediately relax your body (and most probably your…

When the warm sun rays hit your skin, they awaken endorphins, which immediately relax your body (and most probably your soul). However, when temperatures start to soar above 50 degrees (yes, it gets that searing over here), and you are obviously stuck in the city, those long hot days seem longer and can be excruciating. But, if you knew the right ways to beat the heat, then you might find yourself looking forward to next summer instead of planning how to escape it. FOREO, the skin care experts, have given us the gift of surviving the heat with some interesting summer freshness hacks.

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Summer freshness hacks you never knew you needed

Always Protect Your Eyes

The strain the sun puts on your eyes might leave you wishing it was winter already. So, always remember to protect your eyes and the eye area (dark circles anyone?) with sunglasses, blocking the damaging UVA and UVB rays. Use sunglasses on cloudy days too, as UV rays are still around then.

Manual Massage of the Eye Area

This strain that the sun puts on your eyes might result in your eyes retaining fluid in the morning. You can use a device like IRIS to gently replicate the feeling of a manual massage with light tapping motions to prevent the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and to reduce crows’ feet (lines at the corners of the eye).  Its unique T-Sonic™ technology features two modes, each designed to massage and smooth the eye contour gently.

Summer Freshness Hacks for Surviving the Heat

Take it Easy With the AC

AC is everyone’s go-to solution during the summer. But as much as it alleviates the greatest of summer woes, many of us tend to go overboard and crank it up too high, making it a not-too-healthy choice in the fight against extreme temperatures. Low-cost table fans are an effective and healthier alternative. Place a bowl of ice cubes in front of the table fan ideally mixed with fresh mint leaves and enjoy the refreshing moments of the cooling breeze.

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Drink Water

What’s a list of summer freshness hacks without staying hydrated? Anyway, hot summer days lead to heavy sweating and cause the body to lose fluids. The most important thing during extreme heat is to drink plenty of water – in fact, more than usual. A slight deficit in our body’s water balance can lead to headaches and skin issues like premature aging.

Summer Freshness Hacks for Surviving the Heat

Try a Chilled Bath (really)

A bath does not always have to be warm – just put your feet for a couple of minutes on ice. For an extra refreshing effect add some lemongrass-oil. This will also vitalize your senses.

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Put Your Feet Up (literally)

High temperatures make legs, feet, and ankles heavy and swollen. Put your legs up as often as possible, and allow for the liquids building up in the legs to drain off more easily. You might consider rolling over your legs with a cold water bottle, from the feet upwards in the direction towards the thighs. This supports the back-flow of the blood to the heart.

What are your go-to summer freshness hacks?

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