You’ve heard it, you’ve read about it, you’ve felt it. Damn, it’s getting hot these days. Recently, it was announced that for the last 2 weeks of March, the Singapore tropical climate will hit soaring temperatures. The maximum temperature may be 36 degrees Celsius on some days, and average is expected to be about 33 to 24 degrees Celsius. This is probably due to the influence of the El Nino, a presence of dry warm air over the equator in Singapore’s region.
Well, Singaporeans aren’t unfamiliar with heat but 36 degrees Celsius is really no joke. Here are some ways to keep yourself protected during this period, to prevent you from melting.
For those who wish to protect their skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, block up! Sunblock prevents those harmful UV rays from destroying your skin. Yes, we need Vitamin D from the sun, but trust me, Singaporeans will suffer from Vitamin D deficiency considering the amount of Sun we get all year round.
Applying sunblock actually blocks these harmful rays from penetrating the skin and triggering skin disorders. As a bonus, it prevents your skin from developing signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. No one wants crow’s feet around their eyes at the age of, say, 20 right?
Shades and sunglasses are totally in vogue now, and with the weather so hot, it’s probably the best time to wear it and act cool without seeming pretentious. Just kidding, there are actually many benefits to wearing sunglasses, one of which is preventing cataract. Cataracts are cloudiness in the lens of the eye triggered by UV ray exposure into the eyes.
Furthermore, it prevents dry-eye syndrome from environmental factors such excessively windy days. Wearing sunglasses help protect against dry-eye syndrome by blocking the wind and dust that could gain access to your eyes.
Not only umbrellas can be used for rainy days, umbrellas can block at least 77% of damaging rays we get from the hot sun shining down. In fact, this makes umbrellas almost as effective as sunscreen if your goal is to block out UV rays. However, this does not mean you don’t have to wear sunblock! The best combination is to wear sunblock, and use an umbrella to combat Singapore’s weather.
Drink A LOT
Last but not least, drink lots of water! Drinking water replaces the water you have lost by sweating, and it also cools down your body due to the external heat.
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