Philippines – Summer is here na talaga in the Philippines and that means sunny days, beach trips, and outdoor funs are into all. Like me, summer is all about fun and bonding time with your family, friends, and especially yourself. But these summer days is also mean scorching temperatures, sweaty clothes, skin allergies, feeling dizzy due to high temperatures, and sunburns. How can you enjoy the summer without suffering from the heat? Here are some tips on what to keep in your bag to stay calm and comfortable, and enjoy the summertime.

Bring a bottle of water. To beat the heat and avoid dehydration, stay hydrated. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it whenever possible. To make it more refreshing, add some ice cubes, lemon slices, or mint leaves.

Use Sunblock Lotion. Apply sunscreen every two hours to protect your skin from dangerous UV rays. If you want to swim or sweat, use   broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 which is also water-resistant. Remember to cover your face, neck, ears, and any other vulnerable regions.

Sunglasses and a hat. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes and head from the sun. A hat with a wide brim can help shield your scalp, hair, and shoulders from sun damage. Look for sunglasses that provide UV protection.

Wet wipes and towel. When you feel sticky and sweaty, wet wipes can be a lifesaver. You can use them to wipe your face, neck, armpits, and other areas that need a quick refresh. Look for wipes or towel that are alcohol-free and gentle on your skin.

Deodorant. Speaking of sweat, don’t forget to apply deodorant before you head out. Deodorant can help you prevent body odor and feel more confident. You can also carry a travel-sized deodorant in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day.

Lip balm. The sun can dry out your lips and make them crack or peel. Keep them moisturized with a lip balm that has SPF and nourishing ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil. You can also choose a tinted lip balm for a pop of color.

Snacks. When you’re out and about in the summer, you might get hungry more often. Snacks can help you keep your energy levels up and satisfy your cravings. Choose snacks that are light, healthy, and easy to eat, such as nuts, dried fruits, granola bars, or crackers.

Extra clothes. Sometimes, no matter how much you prepare, you might end up with wet or stained clothes due to sweat, spills, or accidents. Having an extra set of clothes in your bag can save you from embarrassment and discomfort. Pack something lightweight, breathable, and wrinkle-resistant, such as a cotton t-shirt and shorts.

With these items in your bag, you’ll be ready to face the summer heat with ease. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay in the shade when possible, and take breaks if you feel overheated or dizzy. Have fun and stay safe mga ka Yeahlalo!