Summer is definitely more fun in the Philippines—it means being outdoors with friends, going on beach trips, and wearing the trendiest skin-baring outfits. However, it’s the heat that can drive us mad, and keeping a cool head becomes one of the season’s toughest challenges. People’s tempers spike with the temperature, making everyone a lot more irritable. And when it gets very hot in the city, combined with intense humidity and pollution, the elements can take their toll on our skin—including our scalp, which can itch and develop dandruff.
Here are some tips to help keep your skin and scalp chill in the last few weeks of summer:
1. Spritz yourself cold all day long
Want to stay cool on-the-go? Pop your bottle of facial mist in the fridge overnight, and then take it with you wherever you go the next day, so you can refresh both your skin and your mood anytime, anywhere!
2. Get creative with those ice cubes
Nothing feels better than a soothing sea breeze during summer, but if you can’t stay by the water all season, go ahead and create the chilly breeze right at home! Just fill a mixing bowl with ice then position it at an angle in front of a large fan, so the air whips off the ice at an extra-chilled, extra-misty temperature. With this trick, you might not even need an air-conditioner—which will spare you the shock when you get your electricity bill. Another nifty ice trick? Rub it all over your face after cleansing and removing all makeup; not only will it chill your skin, it can help close your pores, too!
3. Make the coolest fruit juices ever
Love having freshly squeezed juices on summer days, but hate how quickly the ice melts? With the heat outside, our drinks tend to get watered down if we fail to consume them quickly enough. To solve this problem, create special ice cubes by putting the same juice you love in an ice tray; once frozen, use these fruity ice cubes instead when enjoying a below zero drink. Hydrating as often as possible will not only keep you fresh, it will also help moisturize your skin.
4. Cool your head
What better way to stay chill in this extreme heat than to choose hair products that can keep your scalp fresh? Like the rest of your skin, the scalp needs protection from the sun. You might want to try Head & Shoulders’ recently released Summer Limited Edition Collection in Cool Menthol and the new Lemon Fresh. Their secret lies in the combination of the instant cooling and freshness sensation these shampoos are able to give, even on the hottest day. They also help you remain up to 100% dandruff-free* and itch-free** for the rest of summer with icy menthol and refreshing lemon blasts.
*no visible flakes, with regular use
**itch associated to dandruff, with regular use