These days, a lot of people are having their maiden sunbathing for this year, so it’s good to remember a few tips on healthy and constructive beach behavior. If you want to have a pleasurable stay on sands of Adriatic, follow these simple rules to avoid unwanted sunburns:
It takes time for your body to acclimate on direct sunlight exposure. In first days of sunbathing sessions, use creams with higher protection factor and wear light shirts with summer hats. Do so even if believe your skin to be resistant to UV radiation.
Be sure to put sun cream all over your body. Don’t skip ears, nose, shoulders or lips. In case of red blush, spill some mineral water on the reddish body part.
Use sun cream every two hours, even if being in shade. Also, rub it in your skin after each swimming.
Gradually increase time you spent under the sun. On first day, don’t do it for more than 30 minutes, and in upcoming days, don’t expose yourself longer than 2 hours. If possible, avoid critical period, which lasts between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Don’t go for immediate effect. If you want a healthy hue of the skin, form it little by little. Spending too much time under the sun will cause peeling, and you really don’t want that to happen.
Choose sun cream protection factor which sues your skin best. The paler you look the more powerful protection you need.
Remember that UV rays go through clouds, meaning you need to be careful even during days with not-so-sunny weather.
During windy days, organism is exposed to extra dryness, causing the skin to be even more sensitive. Keep that in mind, as you don’t want to catch sunburns caused by bora.
Dry yourself thoroughly after being in water, since drops will work as magnifying glass, increasing the effect of sun exposure to unwanted level.
Using makeup, perfume or medicine such as cortisone or antibiotics might leave black dots on your skin.
If sailing on the ship, or spending a lot of time on air mattress, use sun creams with highest protection factor. This is because water reflects beams, meaning you will be exposed to more radiation than on dry land.
Every sunbathing session makes your skin older. Be smart, and don’t overdo it.
Melanoma should not be forgotten in any case! Educate yourself about this illness and don’t risk your health if you have doubts about your skin condition.