How To Prevent a Sunburn On Vacation

By: Andres Torres | Published: 1/24/2020 | 2 Mins

If you are planning on taking a tropical beach vacation this year, here are some useful tips on how to prevent painful sunburns.

Many of us spend a good portion of the year looking forward to a relaxing, sun-filled vacation in a tropical climate. We’ve booked a suite at a beautiful all-inclusive resort and we just cannot wait to lay out in the sun with a cold cocktail and a good book. While it is tempting to spend the entire day sunbathing, the last thing you need is a painful sunburn to spoil your vacation plans. Here are a few tips on How To Prevent a Sunburn On Vacation:
Reapply Sunscreen Every Hour
Conventional wisdom asks that you avoid the sun between the peak hours of 10AM to 4PM, when the sun’s UV radiation exposure is at its brightest. However, being that you are on vacation and avoiding the beach would defeat the purpose of taking a vacation to begin with, your best bet is to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to the exposed areas and, more importantly, reapply every hour! Dermatologists report that the most common mistake people make is applying sunscreen only once and expecting it to protect their bodies all day.
Cover Up!
Okay, I realize that asking you to cover up at the beach is not exactly a realistic proposition. You are there to enjoy some fun in the sun, and rightfully so. However, if you want to avoid ruining your hard earned vacation due to a painful sunburn, consider using hats, umbrellas, shirts, sunglasses, or anything else that can protect you from the sun’s radiation. Add anything that can help protect you from the sun to your list of things to pack. I’m not suggesting you should wear a full Hazmat suit, but a little cover from the sun’s harmful rays will go a long way.
Just because you booked a vacation at a beach resort doesn’t mean you have to be on the beach 100% of the time. All-inclusive resorts offer plenty of activities that don’t require your skin to be exposed to the sun’s rays for hours on end, and you should take advantage of those activities. I’m not saying you shouldn’t spend considerable time sunbathing on a beautiful beach, but pace yourself. The last thing you want is your skin blistering or peeling while you’re trying to have a good time.

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