What to do for a glowing skin during peak summer months?

@dhawanbm (3706)
India
May 17, 2009 11:49am CST
Its very important to prevent excessive sun rays as they tan you and its not possible to sit out in home and relax one has to move out quiet a bit, then there is always a fear of sun stroke and other problems like dehydration, Whats the best possible way to prevent all this?
2 responses
@playapal (894)
• United States
18 May 09
I live in Mexico and it is almost always sunny and hot here. I think that one of the most important things is to stay hydrated. I drink a lot of water and green tea both are very good for you. Also I also keep lotion on my skin with a SPF in it. We have learned to get our necessary things done in the mornings and relax at the hottest time of the day. We also cook out a lot on the grill to keep the heat out of the house. Fresh fruits are everywhere here. I like to take mangoes and mix them up in the blender with some water and sugar and then put in the freezer. Every hour or so I go and stir it up with a fork. In a few hours I have a nice cold dessert that is good for you inside and out!
@la_chique (1499)
17 May 09
Eat lots of fruit and drink as much water as you can manage to. Even if you are not thirsty, throw a glass of water down your neck as its really important for your skin. Use plenty of moisturiser on your skin, and once or twice a week, try to use a tan developing moisturiser. That will build up a tan over time, without having to spend time sunbathing and will save your skin the damage from the sun. If you burn easily, remember to put a high SPF cream on. Especially your nose, cheeks, shoulders, and feet! They're the bits that always get the most sunburnt. Also, if you wear tops that sometimes reveal a bit of your chest, for example a V-neck, you might want to use some sun cream there just so you dont get a sily v-shaped bit of tanning on your chest.