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Sun Safety for Summer Travelers

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If you like me, love traveling during summer months, it is important to take the following measures to protect your skin.

Buy the best sunscreen lotion

If you go out for fifteen minutes only, without your sunscreen, you can experience relatively serious sunburns. The right sunscreen should be SPF 15 or more. If you can get hold of a product with SPF 50, go ahead and buy it. If you plan to swim many times, or you normally sweat excessively, ensure that you reapply your sunscreen after every two hours. Finally, pick a product that can protect your skin from UVA and UVB sun rays while paying attention to the expiry date.


Relax in a shady spot

Even if you are wearing a sunscreen, you should take intermittent rests under a shade. This is the best protection you can have from the damaging sun. Trees that naturally grow to provide shade have thick canopies. If you cannot find such trees, seek shade in the shadow of a tall building. Other simple solutions are a brimmed hat or an umbrella. These will offer protection to the parts that matters the most when it comes to heat damage: face, neck, ears and top of your head.

Pick your clothes wisely

To block the UV rays from accessing your skin, choose clothes that have been sewn with a tightly-woven cloth like polyester and lycra. Make sure that they are long-sleeved to protect your hands and that their color is brighter to decrease the heat absorption rate. To avoid feeling stuffy and hot, wear loose fitting clothes to your favorite beaches. These will allow free air circulation and keep your skin cool.

 Keep your eyes safe

The sun’s light can affect your eyes when it is reflected by the ocean waters. To keep your eyes safe, buy the best sunglasses online. When you travel to places with snow or big water bodies, put on your sunglasses.

Don’t just go out; do it at the right time

To avoid sun’s stroke and skin damage, stay indoors between 10am and 4pm. This is the time interval when the sun is the hottest and most damaging. If you still want to step outside, ensure that you take a shelter under a shade when it gets too hot to bear. If you want to determine this time with accuracy, buy some technology bracelets and stickers that are designed to monitor your level of exposure.

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