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5 Essential Items To Help Survive The Heat

By Shola Adido Oladotun
16 February 2022   |   3:05 pm
The month of February greeted us not only with a decrease in fuel supply but a significant rise in the heat level of the country. It’s almost like our “village people” are out to get us, or the sun is having its revenge for the harm we cause to the environment. The possibility of heat…

The month of February greeted us not only with a decrease in fuel supply but a significant rise in the heat level of the country. It’s almost like our “village people” are out to get us, or the sun is having its revenge for the harm we cause to the environment.

The possibility of heat going away anytime soon is minimal, so it’s important to learn how to manage the situation. In this article, we listed seven essential items to own that can help you cope with the heat.

Use a sunscreen

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Venus Williams of the USA gets sunscreen applied during a practice session ahead of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

In heated times like this (see what we did here), make sunscreen a best friend that is always in your bag 24/7. When it comes to defining skincare, the importance of using sunscreen cannot be overemphasised. Sunscreen helps eliminate the possibility of getting a darker tone when you stay under the sun for a long period of time. Another benefit of sunscreen is it protects you from getting skin cancer, sunburn, and premature ageing.
With the Ultraviolet radiation rays reaching down from the sun, you need to have the perfect sunscreen (+50) to protect your skin.
Side Tip: Buying white cast sunscreen products is inadvisable.

Sunglasses

Unisex sunglasses photo Pinterest

A person’s eye is one of the most sensitive parts of your body, which is why you need to treat it well. Exposure to sunlight sometimes harms your eyes, translating to why you need a pair of sunglasses. Like sunscreen, always carry a pair of sunglasses, because you don’t know when the sun might pop and decide to have a staring contest with you. Also, did we forget to mention that sunglasses make you look fashionable?

Portable electric hand fan

The presence of heat means stuffiness and discomfort. A portable electric hand fan keeps you cool everywhere you go; all you have to do is charge the batteries, and voila, you are good to go. So, while others are complaining about how hot they are, you would smile, knowing you made the right purchase decision.

Water bottle

Bottles of water

Bottles of Water. | Photo The Outline

Hydration is strongly advised during heat because your body needs water to properly function. A water bottle is a great way to stay hydrated, and it also contributes to environmental preservation. Who knows? Using a water bottle might get the sun to give us a break.

Comfortable clothes

This is the season for you to set aside heavy, dark and tight clothes, and opt for lightweight, light-coloured, and loose-fitting clothes. For example, instead of wearing a tight black sweatshirt, go for a loose white shirt. This makes you feel comfortable and limits your skin’s exposure to the sun.

Umbrellas

Going out, either to work or get groceries is a norm in our lives. While performing daily outdoor activities, make the umbrella a loyal companion; safeguarding your beautiful skin against the harsh rays of the sun .
With an umbrella raised above your head, you are sure to be the definition of chic while staying far away from the bad energy of the sun.

Caps and hats

 

For those who might consider umbrellas to be too much, caps and hats are options you can explore. The best thing about caps and hats is if properly selected, they complement an outfit perfectly.

Bonus: Deodorant

While it’s normal to sweat during heat, it’s unpleasant to smell bad. Regular use of deodorant gives you a fresh scent and reduces the way you sweat.
With the five items listed above, you are ready to venture into the busy streets and proudly show that the heat got nothing on you.