Sum­mer ready any­time: Here’s what you need to pack

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - LIFESTYLE - Osheen Tickoo htc­ity@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

Due to the scorch­ing sun and soar­ing tem­per­a­ture, en­coun­ter­ing heat while head­ing to work or of­fice can af­fect your health and skin. So, it is es­sen­tial to fo­cus on your well­ness as the heat takes a toll. To help you com­bat the sun, while keep­ing your skin’s health in mind, we have put to­gether a sum­mer es­sen­tial bag. Here’s what it should con­tain:

SUN­SCREEN SPRAYS

Beauty ex­pert Ishika Taneja, sug­gests the use of sun­screen sprays, over creams or lo­tions be­cause of their easy ap­pli­ca­tion, non-sticky for­mula and the fact that they form a thin layer over the ex­posed body parts, giv­ing them pro­tec­tion from the harm­ful sun rays.

VI­TA­MIN C TABLETS

Vi­ta­min C helps speed up the ab­sorp­tion of min­er­als. While the ideal way to con­sume vi­ta­min C is through cit­rus fruits such as or­anges, lemon, In­dian gooseberry (amla) etc but one can also go for tablets. Neo mee Shah, nutritionist and health ex­pert, says, “Vi­ta­min C tablets work well as an al­ter­na­tive for their nat­u­ral coun­ter­part. One can eas­ily pop them when­ever they wish to. The prop­er­ties of vi­ta­min C help in keep­ing one hy­drated, en­er­gised and pro­motes health­ier and glow­ing skin.”

WET WIPES

Wet wipes are a saviour. They are an al­ter­na­tive to hand sani­tis­ers and a good qual­ity vari­ant will help you clean the dirt.

GRA­NOLA BARS

Due to the heat and sweat, the en­ergy lev­els can get low. One can go for gra­nola bars to re­vive en­ergy lev­els. Though not all gra­nola bars are healthy as some con­tain high amount of preser­va­tives and sugar. Ex­pert sug­gests that one should al­ways look for bars, which use nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents as sweet­ener, such as dates, raisins etc. These bars then work as a whole­some meal con­tain­ing oats, dry fruits and healthy seeds.

PEPPERMINT

While some munchies might leave your mouth dry and de­hy­drated, es­pe­cially dur­ing the sum­mer days, peppermint works as an al­ter­na­tive to get some mois­ture back. It can be con­sumed in any form ei­ther as gum or mouth fresh­ener. “It works with the sali­vary glands and keeps the mouth hy­drated and also re­freshes one be­cause of its cool­ing ef­fects,” says dietician Apoorva Saini.

WHILE THE IDEAL WAY TO CON­SUME VI­TA­MIN C IS THROUGH CIT­RUS FRUITS SUCH AS OR­ANGES, LEMON, IN­DIAN GOOSEBERRY (AMLA) ETC BUT ONE CAN ALSO GO FOR TABLETS

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