Have a weatherproof holiday

Travelling from hot to cold climes and vice versa is not something to be taken lightly. After all, how you adjust to the change could mean either an enjoyable – or miserable – vacation. Here are some quick reminders to make the transition more comfortable.

From warm to cold
The cold can leave your skin, hair and eyes feeling dry, so moisturising and hydrating are essential.

1. Pack well
Temperatures that fall below 60 degrees Celsius call for thermal underwear, a jacket, a hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf. You lose most of your body heat through your head, plus the head, ears, neck and hands often feel the coldest during winter.

2. Change your skincare regime
Use plenty of lip balm and moisturiser for your hands and lips; look for ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E. Also switch to a milder face wash so your skin retains some of its natural oils. This helps prevent flaking, overdrying and acne.

3. Defrizz your hair
Avoid static and dehydrated hair by washing your hair once every two or three days. This will help your hair retain its natural oils. After washing, use a leave-in conditioner to keep your locks smooth and silky.

4. Use eye drops

If you’re spending a lot of time outdoors in windy conditions, buy eye drops to keep your eyes well-moisturised. They’re particularly useful if you are riding a bicycle or skiing in cold weather.

5. Shower only once a day with lukewarm water
You’ll find that you won’t sweat as much in the cold, anyway. What’s more, showering can strip your body of natural oils and hot water can dehydrate your skin.

6. Get as much sunlight as possible
The sun can set as early as three in the afternoon in certain regions during winter – which can leave some people feeling a little blue. To keep seasonal depression at bay, wake up early, go outdoors and soak up as much sunlight as you can. Not only will this give you a cheerier disposition, it will up your dose of vitamin D too.


From cold to warm
Common complaints include greasy skin and scalp, pimples, flat and lifeless hair, and body odour. Don’t forget sunburn and heat exposure too.

1. Sprinkle talcum powder on your scalp
If you’re suffering from a greasy scalp, use talcum powder and rub gently. The powder will absorb some of the oils in your scalp and give your hair more body.

2. Use facial blotters
Your skin will produce more oil and might look shiny around the T-zone. Remove the shine with facial blotters. This will also help prevent breakouts.

3. Spray or swipe on a good deodorant
In your first week of acclimating, you’ll probably be sweating buckets. A good deodorant and loose-fitting clothes will help you stay dry and cool. If it is very hot and humid, bring a towel to dry yourself when you are out in the heat.

4. Drink plenty of water
When you sweat, your body loses a lot of water – so ensure you replenish its supply regularly.

5. Apply sunblock
Don’t underestimate the damage that UV rays can do to your skin. Choose an SPF 50 sunblock before going out and reapply every hour or so.

6. Get enough rest
As you adjust to a hot climate, you may find yourself feeling flushed, dizzy or tired easily. This is because your heart works harder in the heat. If you feel tired or uncomfortable for the first two weeks in a hot city, allow yourself to sit in the shade and have a cold drink, or take a break in your hotel.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Indonesia orders execution of Mary Jane, 9 others
    Indonesia orders execution of Mary Jane, 9 others

    Indonesia has ordered preparations for the execution of 10 drug convicts, including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, as the Philippine government filed yesterday a second appeal for judicial review of the case to save the maid from death by firing squad. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) of Indonesia released an official letter dated April 23, instructing prosecutors to prepare for the execution of 10 convicts, the Jakarta Post reported yesterday. The execution would be conducted after the …

  • Noy to visit Canada, Japan
    Noy to visit Canada, Japan

    President Aquino will embark on a state visit to Canada in May and Japan in June to meet with his counterparts and promote Philippine interests. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino accepted the invitation from Canadian Governor General David Johnston to make a state visit to Canada from May 7 to 9. Tied to this trip is the President’s one-day working visit to the United States to meet with potential investors and with the local Filipino community in Chicago, Valte …

  • Business groups back K to 12 program
    Business groups back K to 12 program

    The government’s K to 12 program adding two more years to basic education received support from various business groups yesterday. However, they urged relevant government agencies to deal with issues regarding the implementation of Republic Act 10533, the Enhanced Basic Education Act or K-12 Law. In a statement, business groups led by the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) said RA 10533 is a milestone piece of legislation that intends to bring the Philippines up to par with the rest of …

  • Happiest nations: Phl ranks 90th
    Happiest nations: Phl ranks 90th

    Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, while the Philippines placed 90th, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday. Switzerland was followed closely by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada. The 2015 World Happiness Report is the third annual report seeking to quantify happiness as a means of influencing government policy. The United Nations published the first study in 2012. …

  • Asean leaders want binding sea code with China
    Asean leaders want binding sea code with China

    Southeast Asian leaders will seek to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China governing behavior in the disputed South China Sea at a summit next week, Malaysia’s foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said a massive flow of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to neighboring countries will also be discussed at the two-day summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which starts Monday. Anifah said leaders are expected to raise concerns …

  • S&P keeps Phl investment grade rating
    S&P keeps Phl investment grade rating

    Standard & Poor’s yesterday kept its credit rating on the Philippines on expectations the country would be able to further improve its debt metrics. The country enjoys a “BBB” rating from the debt watcher with a stable outlook. The grade, awarded to the Philippines in May last year, is a notch above the minimum investment grade (BBB-). S&P said the Philippines’ external position should remain strong with increasing foreign exchange reserves and low external debt burden. …

  • GMA takes bail plea to SC
    GMA takes bail plea to SC

    Detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has elevated to the Supreme Court (SC) her plea to be allowed to post bail in her remaining plunder case that was rejected by the Sandiganbayan. In a 38-page petition filed last Thursday afternoon, Arroyo cited her deteriorating health in asking the high court to reverse the rulings of the Sandiganbayan’s first division in October last year and last February denying her bail motion in the case involving the P366-million Philippine Charity …

  • Mild quake hits Surigao
    Mild quake hits Surigao

    A magnitude 3.2 earthquake hit parts of Surigao del Norte yesterday, but no damage or injury was reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options