Is the heat getting to you?
Carry a fan with you
This may sound like common sense but I still don’t see everyone doing it. Get one of those pretty hand fans (easily found in Chinatown, Mustafa Centre, or souvenir stores) and you can even get them to match your outfits.
Or get yourself one of those battery-operated or rechargeable handheld fans to cool yourself down as you walk around the city. (Groupon usually has some interesting and practical options.)
Bring a brolly
Similarly, carrying a little umbrella in your purse will provide some shade when you have to walk in unsheltered areas.
Have facial water spray on you all the time
A face mist is great when the weather gets a little out of control when you’re outdoors. Just a few spurts throughout the day will make your skin feel hydrated. I personally love Thermal Spring Water from Avène because it goes well with my skincare regime but there are plenty of others in the market that work well too.
Consider your outfits
Another no–brainer, but we can’t always wear shorts and t-shirts so if you are shopping for clothes for a special event, consider the fabric of the outfit and how it will feel if you’re walking in it under the hot sun. Whatever you’re wearing for the day, don’t forget to apply some anti-perspirant deodorant before heading out.
Keep your hair in check
Keep it short
You may have some reservations about chopping off your long locks but maybe it’s worth to try if you’re new to Singapore’s humidity. You can always grow it out again when you’ve adjusted to the weather.
Indulge in some cooling treats
Sometimes the best way to keep cool is to consume something that can help to bring the temperature down (or so we hope). Check out our delicious suggestions here.
By Muneerah Bee, April 2016