It’s that time of the year again. When you don’t want to get out of bed and go to work because it feels like you’re inside a furnace.
You start to question why it is you do what you do, and why after living a life of no sin, you ended up in hell’s kitchen.
It’s the Indian summer.
But have no fear, because we’re here to give you short, easy to apply hacks that could potentially make your summer days a whole lot cooler.
Trust us, when you’re packed like tight sardines in the last compartment of the metro with someone’s pit stain in your face and sweaty forearm rubbing against your neck, you’ll be thanking us that you went that extra quarter mile to feel cooler.
An Ice Cold Shower
This sounds simple. Because it is.
The important thing to do is that first thing in the morning, you should jump right into one when you get out of bed.
Those 30 seconds of feeling like you’re about to die will pass, and you will quite literally start feeling refreshed.
It’s the easiest most cost effective way to radiate coolness.
Investing in Quality
Now for the less cost effective stuff.
Fabric that is moisture absorbent is essential. The next time you’re looking at that 5 for the price of 2 boxer deal, think twice.
Think about the walk from your office building to the metro station or your car, about your heavily drenched crotch, and about your sweaty thighs rubbing against each other.
You will be cursing yourself for not having invested in boxers that could have kept you cooler.
Boxer shorts with quality fabric have the ability to keep your delicate regions cool and refreshed.
Please make sure you’re not trying to save a buck when buying your next set of undies.
Exfoliating and Taking Care of Your Skin
There’s one thing that is ever present in every urban environment around India that is deadly to your skin, and it’s the pollution levels.
Pollution and dust carry over to your face. And if you’re not careful, those particles can just settle there.
It’s vital that you wash your face to remove these particles. Giving your face a nice wash in the mornings and evenings (at least) is important. Remember, it’s ridiculously hot out. It’s important for you to take care of your body. Don’t take it for granted.
Go one step further and do a simple exfoliation.
Use a high quality scrub and just go at it to your face. Not too hard though. You want to remove your dead skin, not all your skin a là Michael Jackson.
Exfoliating shouldn’t be limited to just your face though and you can read more about cleaning out the rest of your body here.
Making Peace With the Fact That You’re Not a Viking
Let’s face it. Vikings were badasses, and made every man think less of himself and feel as if they’re not enough.
It’s ok, though. It just was never in the cards for you to be one.
Take care of your face and mind by staying clean because let’s face it, beards in India’s summer is like adding an extra layer to your body.
So be smart and instead of growing out your beard during the summer, do it in the winter.
If you’re smart and you decide to do these 3 things, I can guarantee you that you will breeze through this summer.