Skin Care is very integral in surviving the outdoors. We may not realize it but as we age and as we get more active, we definitely are exposed to the harsh elements of environment. Skin Care has been neglected by most of us who love the outdoors, since most of us wanted to feel and experience what Mother Nature can offer, but despite all of these, we should be able to know when to get to the shade or bask in the warmth of the sunlight.
Here are some of the skin care tips that I can impart as someone who had frequented the outdoors.
- Hydration is the key (to healthful glow) — While many of us possess a water bottle and proudly hang it on our bags during single or multi day hikes, it is still wise to keep hydrated specially during warm months of summer. I personally almost gave up during a very strenuous hike since I was not able to hydrate well. That feeling of being nauseous, wanting to throw up and finally, getting weak are signs of being dehydrated. So to avoid this, do not be afraid to take sips and gulps from your own water bottle. Water flushes out toxins and make it a habit for glowing skin devoid of free radicals.
- Binge on fruits that have high water content — Sure, not everyone of us wanted to binge on watermelons or cucumbers but hey, these guys actually does wonders to keep you hydrated. Aside from that, pears and apples can help you get the nourishment you need. Also, adding citrus fruits like oranges and lemons to your water is good way to infuse that much needed Vitamin C boost.
- Avoid Sodas and colas as much as possible outdoors. The extra sugar in those drinks somehow add to your blood glucose and it will somehow slow down your hydration level. Read Tip #1.
- Avoid too much sun exposure. Use appropriate clothing accessories like hats, headwear, eyewear, and also, do not forget to rest on shaded areas so that your skin won’t wrinkle faster.
These are just simple tips but when done, it will actually help you prevent any dehydration.