Tips to Keep Cool this Summer

1. Take a Head Bath (Shampoo): Most of us, especially women, do not go for a head bath everyday. It’s summer time and the sun is all ready to destroy your scalp, thus making it itchy and dry. So, it is important that you take a head bath everyday to keep your scalp fresh and clean.

2. Wash Your Feet: You cannot possibly take more than 2 baths in a day. So, what do you do when you feel uncomfortably hot? Wash your feet at every opportunity that you get. It helps release body heat. It is an ancient cultural practice to put water on your feet first. This practice has been seconded by scientific researches.

3. Cooling Spots: The spot behind your neck (joining the head to the shoulder), is the cooling spot of your body. If you drip some cold water on this spot after a hot day’s work, it cools your body immediately. You will feel a hot rush leave your ears releasing the pent up heat in the body.

4. Mud Packs: The three tricks mentioned above are short cuts to get immediate relief from summer heat. Mud packs are a great way to combat the rising mercury levels. The bonus here is that you get long term relief from acne and painful heat boils as well. Fuller’s earth or multani mitti (Fuller’s earth) has the most noticeable cooling effect on the skin. You can go for face packs or whole body mud wraps, depending on your convenience.

5. Sun Protection: Sunscreen lotions have the worst effect on body heat. It is usually oily and clogs your skin pores. As you cannot sweat it out, your body temperature rises. Try using natural sunscreens to avoid this problem.

6. Remove Sun Tan With Chillers: Rose water and sandalwood paste are two natural ingredients that remove sun tan. They also have a chilling effect on your body. Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and apply this summer face pack to get a glowing skin.

7. Eat Cool Stuff: During summers, you must try and keep yourself cool from within. Eat fruits and vegetables that have a cooling effect on your body, like cucumber and yogurt. You can also eat foods that have a very high water content, like watermelon.Do not forget to drink water. Dehydration is a common summer health problem.These beauty tips will help you let out some heat and keep your body cool in the summers.

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Cold Shower Benefits

Benefits of bathing in the morning with cold water you need to know:

Bathing in the morning with cold water, will help blood circulation become more fluent. The body also will feel more refreshed and healthy.

Bathing with cold water will increase white blood cells in the body. When the white blood cells in the body increase, the body’s endurance and ability to fight illnesses will increase.

A cold water bath will reduce the risk of high blood pressure, varicose veins and hardening of blood vessels. This is caused by a cold shower launching the entire circulation of blood to the organs of the body.

A morning shower with cold water has a positive effect on human reproductive health. The benefit is to increase the production of the male hormone testosterone and the hormone estrogen in women. As a result, fertility and sexual desire will increase.

Morning showers with cold water every day also has a positive impact on the health of body tissue. With this habit, the skin is not dry and becomes more supple. Bathing with cold water also can reduce dark circles at the bottom of the eye area. It gives your face an “awake” look. Cold water also prevents the skin from getting less wrinkles.

A bath with cold water also has a positive impact on the nail tissue. Nails will become healthier, stronger and not easily cracked.

Morning showerrs with cold water can make hair healthier
What happens to the hair when washed with cold water? It turns out that cold water can seal in the hair cuticle. Hair would be better protected from dirt that is usually attached to the scalp. Thus, the hair will become healthier and stronger.

What I found interesting:

Ritual baths in the morning with cold water were usually done by Japanese samurai warriors in the past. This ritual is commonly called misogi in Japanese. The habit is intended to cleanse the soul so that the mind becomes more calm and get through their days with excitement.

However, apart from the usual ritual of the Japanese, it is logical that a cold water bath can alter our mood. Just imagine if we’re getting tense or down for some reason. After we shower, the body will feel more refreshed, the mind becomes calmer, clearer, and more relaxed.

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2040_10200133690965479_1403608009_nApril M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me