Maintaining healthy life habits is important throughout the whole year, but it is vital to adapt those habits according to the season because your needs change. Summer is the time to look after your skin, eat healthily and sleep well to attain a feeling of well-being inside and out.
Caring for yourself is a synonym of happiness. And feeling good brings out unique sensations of joy and euphoria. So the arguments in favour are unanimous. You just need to add small healthy habits to your daily routine to feel the difference. In this way it is much harder to lower your guard during the summer months.
Drink a lot of water during the day, protect yourself from the sun, avoid mosquito bites, follow a healthy diet … The trick is to acquire healthy habits bit by bit until you attain a lifestyle that is beneficial for both body and mind.
If you have chosen to care for yourself this summer, we have some tips for you to help you get used to healthy life habits. Below you will find useful tricks and info on caring for your skin, eating well and more.
The best tip to get cracking on this is to work towards small goals. For example, every week, add a new habit to your routine. In this way, with barely any effort, you will start changing your lifestyle towards one that is far healthier and respectful of yourself.
Where there is a will, there is a way. So this summer shed the excuses and devote a few minutes to caring for yourself, developing those healthy life habits.
Caring for your skin
1. Keep your skin cleansed and moisturised
Use mild products to cleanse your skin and eliminate accumulated impurities or grease. Afterwards, use moisturising creams and oils to recover your skin’s lost moisture, above all when in a dry climate.
2. Protect yourself from the sun’s rays
Every time you go into the sun, remember to use sunscreen with as high a protection factor as possible (minimum SPF 50). Do so half an hour beforehand and apply more approximately every two hours. As well as this, try to avoid the central hours of the day since this is when the sun is at its hottest.
Care through eating
1. Eat fruit and vegetables
Increase the amount of fruit and vegetables containing antioxidants you eat. As well as staying hydrated, this will help protect your skin from cellular decay. These are light foods that are easy to digest, which you can eat at any time of the day.
2. Choose a Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet is perfect all year round, but especially in summer: olive oil, fruit and vegetables, fish and eggs, cereals and so on. It is one of the healthiest eating patterns and offers many benefits for your health.
3. Moderate your meat consumption
Reduce consumption of fats by eating less red meat. We advise substituting it for fish, especially oily fish. It is ideal to eat 5–6 servings a week. We recommend you follow this advice all year round.
4. Eat by applying mindfulness
Rather than “what”, think “how”. Sit before your meal, breathe and try to savour each mouthful. Likewise avoid large meals since they are much harder to digest and in the summer heat, even more so. Choose meals that provide more calories so as not to have to eat too much (dried fruit and nuts, legumes, pasta, etc.).
5. Drink water
During summer it is important to maintain your body’s water balance by drinking at least two litres of water a day. Without water your body cannot function correctly and therefore begins a dehydration process. Some of the symptoms are thirst, a dry mouth, headaches and muscle cramps.
1. Choose your clothes well
Select your clothes so as to block the heat: loose-fitting clothes, light materials, light colours and shoes that let your feet breathe.
2. Use sunglasses
You eyes can also be damaged by sunlight and ultraviolet radiation. So we recommend you use sunglasses that are certified to provide adequate protection.
3. Wear a cap or hat
In summer, the sun’s rays hit your head directly so it is important to protect it properly. Otherwise, you may get annoying headaches or dizziness, or even burn your scalp. Wearing a cap or hat keeps you protected.