The summers of North India are known for blistering heat, mercury soaring up to 45 to 47 degree Celsius. As summers are approaching, it is very imperative to safeguard yourself from the heat waves, ultraviolet (UV) rays, and several health related issues like dehydration, heat strokes, heat syncope, etc. While stepping out of the house, you need to be careful and know the health problems caused by the heat.
Here are some of the must-have things that one must carry while stepping out of the house during summers.
To keep your eyes healthy during summers, it’s important to wear sunglasses. They protect your eyes from the harsh sunlight or harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are several types of eye health issues caused by direct sunlight; some of them include Cataracts, Macular degeneration, Pterygium, etc. Besides, sunglasses are not just used to protect your eyes from harmful radiations of the sun, but make an awesome fashion accessory.
When you are out in the sun, you need to use sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn. The sunscreen works against skin burns, tanning, wrinkling pigmentation, and other effects caused by the harsh sun. Like sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays, sunscreen is there to protect your skin from UV-A and UV-B rays. It is said that UV-A rays of the sun are known for causing premature aging, whereas UV-B rays damage the outer layers of the skin. Studies have even reported that in extreme cases, the rays of the sun may cause skin cancer. So, it is important to apply sunscreen while being out in the sun.
We all know that water is essential for living and one needs to stay hydrated, especially in summers. Staying hydrated keeps your body functioning well and heals sunburns, cures a headache, and so on. As summer is upon us, it is important to keep a water bottle with you before leaving the home and keep yourself hydrated during summers.