Summer has arrived, and with it comes scorching heatwaves! While we enjoy the sunny weather, it's essential to discover ways to stay cool and make the most of the season while feeling and looking your best. We've compiled our ultimate summer hacks to help you embrace the warm weather and keep yourself comfortable and refreshed.
1. Wholesome Ice Lollies
Ice cream is an incredibly popular treat during hot summer days. We all love to indulge, but consuming excessive sugar and empty calories isn't the healthiest choice. Try making your own healthy homemade ice lollies instead! It's a fun and delicious way to beat the heat without compromising your figure. Here's a simple recipe:
- Your favourite fruit juice (e.g., orange, apple, pineapple, etc.)
- Sliced fresh fruits (e.g., strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, etc.)
- Pour your favourite fruit juice into ice lolly moulds.
- Add slices of fresh fruits into the moulds.
- Insert the sticks and freeze the lollies overnight.
- Enjoy your refreshing and nutritious summer snack!
These wholesome ice lollies will keep you cool and satisfied while giving your body a boost of vitamins and natural goodness. Say goodbye to sugary cravings and hello to a healthier way of enjoying summer!
2. DIY Matcha Body Scrub for Silky Smooth Skin
As the weather changes, your skin needs extra care to adjust to the new conditions. Crafting a Matcha DIY body scrub is the perfect solution to maintain hydrated and smooth skin throughout the hot season. Mix 2 tbsp of Matcha powder, 1 cup of Sugar, 1 tbsp of Green Tea, and a splash of Coconut Oil. Matcha and Green Tea are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that benefit your skin. This DIY scrub will exfoliate and moisturise, leaving your skin radiant for hours.
3. Instant Sunburn Relief with Aloe Vera
Long summer days mean prolonged exposure to the sun's rays and, occasionally, sunburns. While protecting your skin from harmful rays is crucial, you can find instant relief with an Aloe Vera hack. Take Aloe Vera gel and freeze it overnight in an ice cube tray. When you get a sunburn, use the frozen Aloe Vera cubes to cool your skin and soothe the irritation.
4. DIY Refreshing Facial Mist
Combat sweaty and oily skin during the day with a refreshing DIY facial mist. Mix Hibiscus Tea, a drop of Tea Tree Oil, and water in a spritz bottle. Tea Tree Oil's antibacterial properties combined with the skin-loving benefits of Hibiscus Tea will help you maintain clear and healthy skin. Keep the mist in your bag and spritz whenever needed.
5. Keep Mosquitoes at Bay
Pesky mosquitoes can quickly ruin your summer. Avoid becoming a mosquito magnet by using mint mouthwash as a natural repellent. Pour it into a spray bottle and spritz it on your body to keep those little pests away..
These practical summer hacks will leave you feeling good and refreshed during the warmer months. Share your favourite summertime tricks with us in the comments section below – we'd love to hear your tips!
Stay cool and enjoy the sunny days ahead! 🌞
Skin Woof London x