5 Style Tips to Stay Cool during This Scorching Heat Period.
I had a media unveiling event to attend today by 2pm but when I looked out my window, I knew no force on earth, short of an earthquake would make me go out in the hellish sun. It was simply not worth the imminent sunstroke, I was sure I would have if I stepped out.
1. Fabric is King: Despite the fact we want to look our best, for now fabric not fashion trends is the ultimate style deciding factor. Wear light clothing and fabric. This will help you stay cool, as the lightest breeze will reach you without much ado.
2. Avoid Dark Colored Clothing. I know we all love our black and dark staples (the stark contrast with other staples is almost irresistible) but for now, ditch them or keep them to the barest minimum on any outfit you wear.
3. Sunscreen & Sunglasses Are Your New Besties. Slather on the sunscreen generously after moisturizing in the morning. Ensure you cover lavishly every area that will ultimately be exposed to the sun. Even if you only have to take a walk to your office gate to buy lunch, wear your sunglasses. When you are fifty with a network of wrinkles telling your life’s story you will thank me for this tip.
4. Water is God: Drink lots of water every chance you get and more. The more hydrated you are, the less hot you will be. Trust me, your skin will thank you for it. Clock yourself and ensure you drink a glass of water every 30mins whether you want to or not. I know this rule may be tricky for our females, especially if we don't have a clean restroom nearby. If you are faced with this situation, pace yourself by drinking a bottle of water every hour.
5. No-No to Too-Tight Clothing. Sunstroke or fainting spells due to oppressive heat isn't restricted "oyinbo". So despite how much you love to look sexy, wearing tight or too clinging clothing this period is a big No-No. It will only escalate the suffocating feeling you get when your body is over heated which will inevitably lead to a dizzy spell or sunstroke.
In a nutshell, stay cool by any means possible and keep your cheer up! Severe heat have been known to trigger depression.
Model: Tyna Foks