Tips On How To Avoid Sunburn

Woman applying sunscreen on the beach

Valuable Tips On How To Avoid Sunburn While On Vacation

In a month’s time, the winter is going to dissipate, usher in the spring and eventually the celebratory summer heat is going to take over. And it is during these times that we will hit the beaches in full force with the chief aim of enjoying ourselves to the maximum. Nonetheless, most often than not, this carnival galore usually ends up in a faze of sunburns and sun-induced skin complications. But this time around, having the following tips in mind is likely to save a sackload of sunburn problems.

  1. Prioritize the Shade – Now, you might be on holiday having fun like there’s no tomorrow, but there’s really no point in walking around unprotected in the full glare of the tropical sun. Therefore, avoid sunbathing in direct sun during the hottest times of the day (11 am in the morning to 4 pm in the evening). During these times, choose to cool in a shade or indoors to escape the scathing rays of the sun. If you happen to be outdoors or on the beach during these times, then it is advisable to try and create your own shade using a beach tent, parasols or seeking refuge under trees.
  2. Mind Your Clothing – Just because you’re going for a dip in the afternoon, it doesn’t mean that you should spend the whole day in Bermuda shorts or bare-chested in bikinis. Make sure you do cover up sufficiently when you’re not in the water. At the same time, ensure that you have a hat as part of your attire, particularly those with a flap extending to the back of your neck. This is a good way of keeping the nape area well protected from harsh solar rays. If you’re venturing outdoors, then be sure to wear lightweight and equally light-colored clothes or those with inbuilt sun protection.
  3. Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen – A sunscreen can be the best way of keeping those exposed and bare thighs protected from the sun’s rays while still enjoying the freedom of wearing loose clothes while on holiday. In this case, your sunscreen of choice should be one that protects you against UVB and UVA damage. In addition to that, the sunscreen should have an SPF of at least 15 and above. Remember that the higher the SPF, the better and more comprehensive the protection offered. While at this, have it at the back of her mind that activities such swimming and excessive sweating can wipe off your sunscreen. Remember to reapply after a dip or an intensive physical activity.
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