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Escaping sweat during the summer months is not an easy task – once the sweating starts, it usually doesn’t stop. If you’re tired of swampy underarms, red cheeks, and sweat mustaches, this article is for you.
We’re thinking about those hot, hot, hot summer days – the kind of days you wish you could stick your head in the fridge and never come out. Don’t worry, we have a better solution – read on for our top 4 tips and secrets to staying cool, calm, and collected in the summer heat.
Tip 1: Rock a Reliable Deodorant / Antiperspirant
A reliable deodorant is the first step to staying fresh and dry in the summer.
Here are some key features to look for in a sweat-fighting product:
- Long-lasting: If you feel like your deodorant wears off quickly and your current product doesn’t claim 24 to 48-hour protection, it’s time to find a new one that doesn’t need constant reapplication.
- Application method: Our body chemistries react better to certain deodorant formulations than others. There are sticks, roll-ons, sprays, and gels. If you’ve been using one specific kind for a while, maybe it’s time to try something new!
- Switch brands: If you’ve been swearing by the same deodorant for years and are experiencing extra sweat or stinkiness all of a sudden, it might be time to experiment with a new brand. Sometimes our underarms just get used to certain products and they stop working the same way they used to.
Tip 2: Incorporate Cool Eye Gels and Face Masks into Your Routine
Now that we’ve got the pits down, let’s discuss unique ways to cool down your face. No one likes feeling sweat bead up on their forehead mid-convo, and you shouldn’t have to!
Face masks and eye gels are the *perfect* solution for cooling down this summer.
Did you know that certain face masks and eye gels can be put in the fridge for a cooling and de-puffing application experience?
Using a face mask or eye gels is a great cool-down method because it penetrates deeper into the skin to provide long-lasting relief from the heat. We don’t know about you, but that sounds a lot better than the extremely temporary relief of a water mist spray bottle or a fan!
POV: Skincare makes a cameo in your summer ritual
Face masks and eye gels are amazing because they multitask – while you’re “chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool”, your mask is solving all of your skincare concerns.1. Boost hydration: If you’ve had overactive sweat glands recently, there’s a chance your skin could be dehydrated. You might notice that your skin feels tight or produces more oil than usual.
It sounds counterintuitive but it’s true – according to Glamour UK, your skin could be "over-producing oil to compensate for the lack of moisture in the skin, which is why dehydrated skin can be easily mistaken for oily skin”.
The Serve Chilled Rosé Sheet Mask and Rosé Hydrating Under-Eye Gels are the perfect mask duos to deliver hydration deep into the skin. Packed with hyaluronic acid, these masks replenish and retain moisture levels, giving you a radiant and dewy glow.
Pssst! The Rosé All Day Collection is an Allure Award Winning product because not only does it have the light aroma of rosé, but it also has resveratrol, an antioxidant found in wine that soothes the skin and protects the skin against environmental stressors. It’s the perfect solution for sunburnt summer skin in you ask us!2. Cool and firm: We love a multitasking moment – why would we only cool down the skin when we can firm it, too? With the Serve Chilled On Ice Sheet Mask and On Ice Eye Gels, peptides are delivered deep into the skin in just 5 minutes, which promotes the production of collagen to improve skin elasticity and diminish wrinkles. Remove your mask and reveal firm, youthful, brightened skin!
3. Delete dullness: According to Style Magazine, “skin that’s dehydrated looks dull, and will show premature signs of [aging], like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity”. We have a surefire way to restore brightness and brilliance to your complexion – enter, Serve Chilled Bubbly Sheet Mask and Brightening Under Eye Gels. These amazing masks are infused with niacinamide and vitamin C to brighten, even skin tone, and improve skin’s radiance.
Tip 3: Infuse Your Water for a Refreshing Summer Twist
Drinking ice-cold beverages during the summer is a great way to stay hydrated and refreshed. You can make your own infused water with your favorite fruits, herbs, and even vegetables! Not only does infused water taste delicious, but it also provides essential vitamins and minerals.
How To Make Infused Water
According to Healthline, infused water can improve digestive health, boost mood and energy levels, and even help with weight loss.
Infusing your water is so easy, here’s how to do it:
Choose Your Ingredients. Add a quick burst of flavor with fruits, herbs, and vegetables.
Infuse your water with:
- Prepare and Combine: Wash and slice your ingredients, removing any seeds or pits. Add them to a pitcher or a large glass jar and muddle them gently to release their flavors. You can adjust the intensity of the flavors by adding more or fewer ingredients.
- Add Water and Chill: Fill the pitcher with filtered water, covering the ingredients completely. Give it a gentle stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight to allow the flavors to infuse. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavors will get.
- Enjoy Your Refreshing Infused Water: Pour the infused water into a glass and add ice cubes for an extra cooldown. Not only will you feel refreshed, but you’ll also stay hydrated and enjoy the many benefits of whatever fruit, berry, herb, or vegetable you chose! Discard any leftover water after about 6 days.
We can picture it right now – you’re sitting in a shaded cabana by the pool, drinking your infused water through a straw, with a cooling face mask on.
If none of this is working, we have one last tip for you – it might seem a little unconventional, but hear us out.
Tip 4: Practice Breathing Techniques
It might seem silly, but breathing techniques actually work! According to Real Simple, not only can breathing techniques help you relax mentally, they can also help to lower your body temperature naturally.
In other words, practicing breathing techniques can literally chill you out.
When you feel your body overheating and nothing else seems to work, try a breathing technique.
Try To Achieve “The Perfect Breath”
Did you know that breathing through your mouth causes your body to lose 40 percent more water? By practicing breathing techniques, you can cool down, relax, and stay hydrated for longer in the summer heat.
Follow these steps to regulate your breathing:
- Sit up in a chair or in a comfortable reclined position
- Breathe in through your nose for about 5.5 seconds
- Exhale out your nose for 5.5 seconds
- Repeat for 5.5 minutes
By using this technique, your breath will be 3.5 times slower than average, which promotes more efficient bodily function, a reduction in inflammation, and lower stress levels. You’re also able to retain more moisture in the body.
Stay Cool When You're On The Road: A Few Travel Tips
When traveling in hot weather, it's important to take steps to beat the heat and stay comfortable. Here are some tips to help you:
What to pack: Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing made from breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen. Opt for light colors that reflect the sunlight rather than absorbing it.
Wear a hat and sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to shield your face and eyes from direct sunlight.
Apply sunscreen: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Apply it generously and reapply every two hours, especially if you're swimming or sweating.
Plan your activities: Schedule outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late afternoon. Avoid being outside during the hottest hours, typically between 11 am and 3 pm.
Take breaks indoors: If you're in a particularly hot destination, plan regular breaks in air-conditioned or shaded areas. This will give your body a chance to cool down and prevent heat exhaustion.
Use cooling accessories: Carry a small handheld fan or a portable misting fan to cool yourself down when needed. You can also use a cooling towel that can be soaked in water and draped around your neck.
Stay refreshed with cold drinks and snacks: Enjoy cold beverages like water, iced tea, or fruit juices to cool down from the inside. Snack on refreshing foods such as fruits, salads, or chilled snacks.
Listen to your body: Pay attention to your body's signals. If you start feeling dizzy, fatigued, or experience symptoms of heat-related illness like headache or nausea, find a cool place to rest and stay in the shade.
Remember to prioritize your health and well-being when traveling in hot weather. By following these tips, you can beat the heat and enjoy your summer travels.
Chill Out: Your Guide to Beating Summer Sweat
When the summer heat gets unbearable, staying cool becomes a top priority. With these 4 tips and secrets, you can beat the summer heat without breaking a sweat.
From rocking a reliable deodorant to incorporating refreshing face masks and eye gels into your skincare routine, we've got you covered!
Don't forget to infuse your water with your favorite fruits and herbs for a refreshing twist that keeps you hydrated.
And when all else fails, take a deep breath and practice some relaxation techniques to naturally lower your body temperature.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the summer with a cool and collected vibe!Looking for a summer of self-care? Explore our guide to refreshing sheet masks and eye gels!