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Summer: 6 best health and skin care tips

April 25, 2022 7:00 AM |

Summer brings with it a bundle of problems – skin, hair and health problems like sunstroke and heat boils. Summer are also the time to bring a change in your diet and other healthy living tips.

We drew out the 6 best summer health care tips to practice this summer season.

Heat stroke

A severe form of hyperthermia, Heat stroke occurs when the human body absorbs more heat than it can dissipate.

Remedy: It is important to lower the temperature of the body, hence dip yourself in ice or take a cold shower. You can prevent heat stroke by wearing loose and light clothes and drink water.

Heat cramps

Muscle pains or spasms usually occur in the abdomen, arms or legs. Spasms usually occur in coordination with strenuous physical activity.

Home remedies: Rest in a cool place. Drink clear juice or electrolyte-enriched drinks. Do not go back to strenuous activity even after cramps subside since it may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Dehydration symptoms

Dry mouth and eyes, dry skin, a condition where sweating nearly stops, muscle cramps, nausea, heart palpitations and lightheadedness.

Home remedies: Re-hydration with water, clear broths and any other water replacements. Fluid replacement and control through diet and medication.

Skin care: Sunburn

The ultra-violet radiation burns the skin when you spend long hours under direct sun. The symptoms of sunburn are patches of dark skin peeling away.

Home remedies: Mix together the juice of six peeled cucumbers, two cups powdered milk and two teaspoons dried lavender flowers. Apply this paste directly on the areas of the skin. One cup of the mixture added to lukewarm water can be used as a skin smoothing balm

Skin care: Sun tan

Sun tan makes your skin darker.

Remedy: Avoid sun block to be repeated every two to three hours. Skin lightening actions and therapies like rehydration helps.

Skin care: Foot infection

During summers, sweating and humidity can increase your chances of foot infection.

Remedy: There are several anti-bacterial powders available in medical stores. And scrub your feet and the toes carefully to wash off the bacteria. But for dire skin illness consult a dermatologist.

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