Forget heat, its precipitation playing havoc with the weather this autumn. With humidity levels above average, those unable to jump on a yacht in search of an Indian summer face a constant battle to maintain a tranquil mind. However, that proves quite difficult as every decision taken can have potentially catastrophic effects on our state of Zen.
The first challenge takes place every morning when women face a daily battle with their wardrobe. The current climate, both physical and economic, leaves even the most fashion-conscious woman wondering what to wear. Too many clothes may leave you feeling hot and bothered while too few, might leave you chilly by the evening, or worse still, resembling a drowned rat if caught in a dramatic downpour.
The answer? Wearing layers will enable you to shed them when you face the heat but wrap up warm when it inevitably cools down in the evening, not to mention providing a useful shelter from the showers. Ditch the jackets this autumn and invest in one or two handy pashminas which can be worn in all manner of fashions, not to mention folded away when not required. Feeling and looking effortlessly chic, yet also safe in the knowledge you are prepared for any weather eventuality will help keep you chilled during this humid spell.
During these unpleasant weeks when you yearn to be back on your two-week holiday may make getting out of bed difficult, not to mention, the motivation of getting an early night hard to locate. Yet, two simple purchases can be made to help you get through these troublesome months. Invest in a separate morning and evening shower gel. For the morning, overload your senses in energising jojoba and citrus scents which will wake you up and leave you feeling refreshed for the long day ahead. For the evening, invest in a relaxing, lavender-scented shower gel which will leave you looking forward to getting home from work (as if you were not already!), getting in the shower and ready for an early night.
There is one final step which can be taken to ensure you avoid the daily battle against the humidity and that is investing in a deodorant you can be certain will keep you dry all day. Sure Maximum Protection provides twice the protection of the best-selling anti-perspirant. The secret formula comes in a light, creamy stick which is perfect for popping in your handbag - and lasts 48 hours. Unlike other deodorants, Sure Maximum Protection does not dry your underarms and instead moisturises the skin leaving you with confidence no matter what you choose to wear.
Finally ready to take on the world, leaving the house you face the biggest challenge of all: how to get to work. While jumping in a car is a luxury many crave, it is not always the most viable option. Hopping onto the tube or metro may prove more unpleasant than even on the hottest summer's day. The bus may prove to be crowded, hot and ultimately, slow, adding to your daily stress level. While cycling may seem the quickest and easiest choice, on some roads you may find yourself dicing with death. It may well be down to your two little feet to transport you to work as walking may turn out to be the most agreeable option, just ensure you invest in an umbrella to protect you from the inevitable showers!
Sure Maximum Protection is available from leading chemists and supermarkets. For a list of stockists please call the Sure Customer Careline 0800 085 2639. RRP £4.99.