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Summer Survival Guide

Summer is all about sipping on cocktails, lazing in the sunshine and long sandy days by the water.  But with that sweltering heat comes the risk of dehydration, fatigue and sunburn.


Fortunately, the day spa team at the Park Hyatt Melbourne has put together some summer survival tips that all women with drive should consult in times of need.


Cool Down

Don’t reach for ice cubes or freezing water this summer.  Instead, try drinking plenty of purified water, warm water or herbal tea.  This is proven to be the best way to balance your body temperature; it will reduce excessive sweating and provide longer-lasting relief from the heat.


Escaping from the Heat

Don’t lie down in an air-conditioned room immediately after spending time in the heat. The dramatic change in temperature will stop your sweat from evaporating, locking heat within your body.  This can cause headaches and may trigger you to catch a cold.



No matter how active you were or how many hours you spent in the sun, make sure you rest and aim for eight hours of sleep every night.



Take advantage of the nutritious summer fruits and vegetables now available and try to avoid too much fried and fatty foods.  It’s very easy to overindulge during the festive season. Try some peppermint tea; it’s soothing and will also relieve indigestion.


Protect Your Skin

Don’t rush when applying your sunscreen – be sure to give it time to soak in before going out in the sun.  Dermatologists recommend reapplying sunscreen every two hours, even if you use waterproof sunscreen.  When choosing a sunscreen, look for a brand that contains Mexoryl and Tinosorb.  This delivers the best protection against both UVA and UVB.



Sometimes, it happens. If you do get sunburnt, try making your own natural skin soothing lotion by combining: ¼ cup of purified water; 9 drops of lavender essential oil; 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 1 drop of spearmint essential oil. Place it into a mist spray for easy application; it’s the perfect calming cocktail for your skin.



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Source: Park Hyatt Melbourne

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