Summer is all about showing off that beautiful summer tan. But to show off that great looking skin, you need to follow certain summer tips in order to enjoy summer and keep a series of health ailments at bay.

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Common health issues during summer

Heat Stroke:
It’s a condition where the body overheats as a result of long exposure to the heat.

Heat Cramps: Cramps can be experienced in the arms, calves or abdomen and manifest itself as muscle spasms as a result of loss of large amount of water and salt.

Dehydration: It’s a condition when your body doesn’t get sufficient water.

Rosacea: It’s the burning of the skin accompanied by redness on the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks.

Sunburn: Causes skin to blister and is caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Food Poisoning: In summers, food poisoning cases manifold as bacteria propagates faster in warmer weather.

Some common diseases in summer

Food Poisoning

It’s caused by consumption of contaminated water or food. It’s a disease which is spread by viruses, bacteria, chemicals and toxins which can lead to health ailments like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Chicken Pox
It’s caused by virus known as Varicella Zoster. It propagates in wet areas, hence in summers you must take care that the water tanks and gardens are properly sprayed to safeguard against life-killing viruses.

It’s one of the most common water-borne diseases which is caused as a result of unhygienic food and water.

Heat Stroke
It’s a condition where the body overheats as a result of long exposure to the heat.

Summer Care Tips

- Drink a minimum of 4 liters of water to stay hydrated in summer. Add plenty of citrus food like lemon and oranges in your diet as they are excellent sources of electrolytes.

- Drink coconut water for an instant and natural fix in case of dehydration.

- Wear loose fitted and light colored clothes. You will not feel heat as lighter colors reflect light and allows easy circulation of air.

- Take cold shower as this helps in reducing fatigue and improves blood circulation.

- Avoid spicy and oily foods as they require more water to digest. Eat food that are easily digestible and include considerable amount of raw vegetables and fresh fruits which have high water content.

- Wear sunscreen and cover your screen using hat, umbrella or scarf whenever you go out as this will protect your skin from heat rashes and sunburns.

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When your body sweats it loses out on essential minerals and vitamins. Increase the intake of vitamins like A, C and E as they help in protecting the skin against allergies.