Last Updated on May 6, 2022
Living in the desert certainly presents challenges not encountered elsewhere. The sultry heat, the dry air, the sun that beats down hard and reflects on the sand, burning your skin. Those who live in the desert know how necessary it is to hydrate from the inside out. What you eat, drink and how you dress in the desert all are important things to take into consideration.
Desert Living Tips
Drink lots of water
It’s obvious, right? Yet I assure you that although we all know how important it is to hydrate, we never drink enough. Constant hydration is really essential. You can equip yourself with a thermal bottle or cooler bag to keep the water a bit cool. Never drink ice-cold water when you are hot! It is better to drink room temperature or cool water to avoid getting sick. Drink even when you are not thirsty and always prefer water to other drinks-
Take warm or hot showers, never freezing!
People often think that a cold shower is the best way to cool off. In reality, a hot or lukewarm shower is much more useful because it doesn’t cause the body to react to the shock of freezing water and heat up.
It’s better to cool off with a regular shower, because you’ll always be cooler than before anyway!
Another tip that seems obvious and trivial, but it’s worth repeating. Fruits, vegetables, light foods: the heat causes unpleasant consequences on the stomach, as well as the change in temperature: so try not to binge or eat heavy.
Cover yourself with light clothing and cotton is better than walking around half-naked because our skin is the largest part of the body and uncovering often does not help.
Avoid heavy makeup and even metal jewelry or accessories, which could get hot and burn you in the strong sun.
Always wear sunscreen and sunglasses
The sun is very strong and in addition to the heat you run the risk of getting burned. You will end up sweating non-stop so it’s crucial to wear strong sunscreen. In addition, better to use light products and little oily as after sun or after bath. And don’t forget to protect your eyes as well with a pair of desert sunglasses.
Do activities at the right time
Avoid going out at the hottest times. If you want to go for a walk or do outdoor sports, that is, if you must, I would say before 5 am. But it will still be hot…
If you are by the sea, go there after 6pm at night. You will see a lot of people going to the beach at that time. The sea water will be super hot anyway, but usually the breeze helps a little bit.
The sea water is very salty especially in the summer, but there are showers on the beach every two meters so you can wash right away.
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