Stay Cool – Bahrain Confidential April ’17

Sweaty old summer is heading right this way and short of picking up sticks and relocating to just south of Siberia, there’s absolutely NOTHING we can do about it. So my advice is to start planning ahead of time i.e. right now, to ensure that come July, you’ll still look and feel like the coolest kid on the block. BOOM!

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Let cool cottons in light colours become your BFF in July

Probably the most important thing to get right, is your wardrobe.

Let’s face it – we’re ALL going to get a little hot under the collar at some point when that temperature gauge hits the big 5-0. And it’s just so hard to be fabulous when you’re feeling rivers of sweat running down your back, knowing that it’s doing so on full display. Eeek! Make sure your hot-weather wardrobe consists of colours that conceal e.g. blacks and whites, as well as fabrics that breathe, such as lovely linens and cool cottons.

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My all-time favourite sunscreen – available at Dr Tariq Hospital for BD7.8
 Of course anything you put on your face should be similarly light.

Keep makeup matte by taking the time to prep with a good primer and set with a spray before stepping out. Pop a packet of blotting papers in your purse to prevent the dreaded summer-time shine. And don’t forget the sunscreen. It’s the best thing you can wear to ensure that your face doesn’t start to resemble that slouchy leather bag slung over your shoulder. Apply generously and reapply throughout the day.

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Blotting papers reduce the shine, and prevent foundation cake-face
Of course you’ll probably want to curtail some of your outdoor activities as well, and move them indoors. Even walking outside can become a health hazard, potentially resulting in sunstroke or heat rash – both of which are nothing short of nasty. And then there’s the dreaded sunglass fog phenomenon, which usually hits at the same time humidity peaks. Try wiping a tiny dab of shaving foam over the lens as prevention.
But most importantly, don’t let the extreme heat get you down, and stay cool peeps! xx

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