It’s not a secret that summer in the city can be a tough thing to sweat out. The beaming hot sun and the constant humidity can take a tole on anyone, so here are some tips to help care for yourself during summer’s swealtering sunny days:
1. Don’t be afraid to lather on too much sunscreen.
Use sunscreen anytime you’re going outside. Even if you’re not planning on laying out on top of your roof all day, putting on sunscreen keeps your skin feeling moisturized and will save you from waking up the next morning and regretting your newly acquired scorchingly painful red skin color. Head over to C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries and find the sunscreen that’s right for you.
414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 533-2700
2. Polish and purify your skin with a Glow Body Scrub at Exhale Spa.
After a long, hot, summer day in New York, it’s never uncommon for your body to feel a little beat up. It might be a great idea to visit the nearest Exhale Spa and relax as you exfoliate, detox, and revitalize your worn out skin. Exhale offers a variety of body treatments, detoxes, and scrubs, as well as a multitude of different face therapies and peels to rejuvenate your skin during the summer.
There are seven different NY locations, which can be found here
3. Treat your seared skin with Naturally Susan’s Avocado Lavender Salve
Dry, rough spots don’t stand a chance against this premium, vitamin-rich moisturizer. With A, E, and various B vitamins, Naturally’s Susan’s bestselling Avocado Lavender Salve alleviates dry skin with ease and is a great product to have around during the hot city months. Naturally Susan’s carries a myriad of natural bath, body, and skincare products, and has been a GVCCC favorite for years.
www.naturallysusansllc.com | (646) 580-6291
4. Get yourself checked with a skin consultation at Beth Israel Medical Group.
As much as people hate doing it, it’s always a good idea to go in for a skin checkup, especially if you’ve been spending everyday out under the hot sun. Sun exposure is one of the biggest causes to skin cancer, and can be very difficult to treat if found late. No appointments are necessary at Beth Israel or Roosevelt Hospital, so go get checked out at the Primary or Urgent Care facilities and make sure your skin is as healthy as ever.
309 West 23rd St, 2nd & 3rd floors | (212) 352-2600
5. Shield your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Sometimes you end up staring at the sun, mesmerized by its shear size and brightness…not good. Go check out Anthony Aiden Opticians , and try on some of the premium eyewear that Aiden has to offer. Besides carrying trendy sunglasses, Aiden has a great eye exam service, and can provide you with custom and prescription lenses.
42 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 | (212)-533-1577
6. Stay hydrated.
It’s that simple. The NYC Environmental Protection group has set up NYC Water on the go, portable water fountains located throughout the city. One of the most important things to remember when you’re out in the sun all day is to stay hydrated. It’s the best way to stay healthy and feel better, especially when the days keep getting unbearably warmer. Check out the schedule and locations of the Water on the go, here
If you have any other suggestions, feel free to comment…
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