You would think that being a summer baby that I would love the heat. Don’t get me wrong, I love sunlight. It makes me perky. But everything goes downhill once summer time hits. My eyes, my skin, and my health just seem to take a nose dive. I feel like the area of New Jersey I live in is night and during different seasons. Winter time, the sun almost never comes out. But summertime the sun is out and blinding. Adding the heat and humidity into the mix, you get this fun mix…
- On and off fevers
- Loss of appetite
- Irritated skin
- Watery and sore eyes
A lot of people take the piss out of me calling me a vampire. The funny thing is, I wish I could tolerate it more. I love swimming, running and hiking. But there are things that I have felt that help a lot to help me push through the uncomfortable summer season until autumn comes around.
Beverages ≋ I’ve noticed I tend to be more sluggish if I consume anything more than water. I’ve had to learn that drinking things with processed sugar is going to work against me. Blending fruits in with water is a lot healthier and more beneficial if you are like me and you have a craving for sweet beverages.
Sun Protection ≋ I know this is a given for a lot of people, but whether you’re super fair skinned or not, excessive sun exposure can cause major issues. I’m not exactly a pale princess, but I have my problems with the sun. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and sun hats are a must. The list goes on with skin issues and sun exposure. So sunscreen is one of those things that is obvious. I even wear makeup with SPF. But the sunglasses and hat are things that help to save my already shitty vision and prevent any possible headaches and dizziness.
Be Purse Prepared ≋ Okay, this is no secret. I hate purses. Truly. But they have their uses aside from holding our phones and keys. I keep anything that may help my situation in my purse. Bottle of water, hydration tablets, SPF lip balm and my regular glasses in a case, aspirin and anything else that may be needed. I will most likely do a “What’s In My Purse” post. But I think it’s important to be prepared for whatever may happen. Sometimes whatever steps you take to prevent doesn’t help.
It depends on the person. Some of us just love the chill in the air. Others fall in love with the sun and the high heat. It depends on the approach you take to it. It’s not fun having difficulty breathing when the humidity makes the air seem like gravy and the brightness of the sun feels like it’s practically weighing your eyelids down. Each year I have a tendency to get super pissy. But you don’t have to hibernate. Just appreciate it while remaining cautious.
Whatever your plans are for the rest of the summer, I hope you guys stay safe and have fun.