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Dehydration is a Lot More Dangerous Than Simply Drying Out Your Skin

You may or may not already know that we are one of the latest beauty salons to grace the streets of Shoreditch in London, so suffice to say we know a little about dehydration when it comes to the skin. However, we thought that due to our recent hot weather it would benefit everyone to hear a little more about just how serious dehydration is.

It affects a lot more than the skin, put it that way! In the summer months, if you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could end up with a lot worse than a touch of sunburn and some skin in need of moisturizer! Dehydration can be life threatening if you don’t watch out and treat it correctly, so here are a few tips just in case, remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

How do you know if you’re dehydrated?

Symptoms of dehydration include:

– If you’re thirsty, you’re getting dehydrated
– If your urine is significantly darker in color and you are going to the toilet less
– Headaches
– Feeling tired

What to do

– Rehydrating. The first thing you need to do is rehydrate. Drink water and electrolyte solutions and drinks like Lucozade (not the fizzy type)
– Seek medical help. You need to seek the help of a medical professional if you experience any of the following:

* If you have failed to urinate for over 8 hours
* You feel dizziness and/or extreme lethargy
* You experience a rapid heartbeat

Diarrhoea.
Rehydrating isn’t always easy if the reason for your dehydration in the first place is diarrhoea. This can cause you to lose lots of fluids. You will need to take something like Imodium to stop the diarrhoea first. Another alternative that will also help with the rehydration process is dioralyte. Both are available over the counter, but make sure you read the instructions. Remember that you may need medical help to get to the cause of the diarrhoea in the first place. If there is no marked improvement in 36 hours you should go to your GP.

We hope that you stay happy and healthy this summer, and that the information we have provided helps.

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What Heat Does To The Body

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? Probably just you. Being warm blooded mammals, our bodies naturally control the levels of heat we feel within ourselves. But, as common knowledge would state, the more active the body, the more heat it will generate. That’s why when we move a lot, the air will feel humid, as our bodies heat up. But, what exactly does heat do to our body?

– Sweat.
This goes without saying. But how does this happen? With the increasing body temperature, our heart rate increases as well, causing our body to burn more calories. Then, our blood vessels would inflate, as blood rushes through to the outer layer of the skin, releasing the heat. This would then be our sweat, which would come from the water of the blood. In this occurrence, the pores in our skin would open up, improving its overall appearance.

– Warm.
Well, duh. Heat warms up our physique and all of its muscles. It basically maintains the temperature of the body, keeping it at a reasonable level both outside and inside. The warmth helps us cope with the temperature of our surroundings, and generally fight against the cold.

– Relax.
This happens often in a sauna portable or in a body steamer, such as Total Sauna, which is a sauna portable steam, where relaxation is greatly encouraged. It helps in seeping out the tension from our muscles, and in soothing any sore parts of it, as well as in easing off the pressure in our minds and thus, reducing our stress levels. No doubt you’ll be breathing better afterwards, both mentally and physically.

Nonetheless, too much heat is dangerous as well. It could easily lead to dehydration, and disturb the functions of the body, making you feel weak and dizzy, even to the point of fainting. So, after being exposed to any exhausting physical activity ( or generally in a hot environment ) make sure to always drink water, around the usual eight to ten glasses a day, to keep both your body and your mind working properly and efficiently.