A Sweaty Girl's Summer BBQ Survival Guide
After what seems like months of rainy days here in NYC, we couldn't be happier to kick off Memorial Day weekend with a little sunshine. But with hot weather comes some pretty gross body issuessweating, bugs, and all around uncomfortableness. Just in time for BBQ season, we chatted with Dr. Jennifer Wider, M.D. on how to keep your body in check this summer. Read below to snag some helpful tips before you head off to your weekend getaway.
Sweating: There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours primping yourself, only to spend ten minutes outside profusely sweating. To stay cool, Wider recommends shaving regularly in areas you tend to sweat the most and wearing a light cotton tank top under your outfit to act as a buffer.
Pigging Out at a BBQ: The only thing worse than overeating is overeating in the 90-degree heat. BBQs can be tricky (all those side dishes and desserts!). Wider says you can try everything at the table, as long as you keep your portions tiny. Take a little bit of each (about the size of your fist, or smaller) and indulge without guilt.
How to Keep Your Pants White: We have a love/hate relationship with whoever came up with the idea of wearing white pants. They are oh-so-trendy but at a certain time of the month we have nightmares about having an accident in them at our boyfriend's birthday bash. To keep your sense of style and not have a period panic attack, Wider recommends keeping a tampon like Tampax in your bag for a quick fix.
Avoiding Summer Critters: If you're planning on being anywhere outdoors this summer, you'll be surrounded (whether you know it or not) by ticks, especially in wooded areas. Check yourself after coming inside to prevent Lyme disease and other infections.