We all love spending time in the sand and sun during our holiday, but no one wants to get burnt. A holiday can quickly go south if you get sun burn during the first few days of your holiday or even at the end. No one wants to go home with a painful red mark announcing to the world that you spent too much time in the sun.
Avoiding the burn
To help avoid the red marks of sun burn pack sunscreen in your suitcase. When you go out for a day at the beach it is recommended you spend 10 minutes in the sun and then apply your sunscreen. After you apply your sunscreen be sure to wait a few minutes before going in the water. Allow the sunscreen to dry and set in before you hit the waves to avoid the water washing away your protection. Also if you are laying out be sure to lay on both your stomach and your back. You don’t want to have one side tan and the other side not, and you certainly don’t want any sides red!
Reapply your sunscreen. It may seem like common sense after a few hours to reapply sunscreen, but it is too easy to forget to do so. Whether you are reading a book on the sand or active in the water be sure to put more sunscreen on after being out in the sun for a few hours.
To avoid the suns harshest rays take a break and head for shade during the mid afternoon at around noon to one o’clock. This is the time the sun is the hottest and you can burn the easiest. Take a lunch break and come back out when the sun is a little less intense, but you can still feel the warmth of the rays and get that tan you’ve been working towards.
Healing the burn
If you do get a little bit too much sun and you end up with a touch of sunburn we have a few recommendations to help ease the pain or keep it from getting worse. Aloe Vera is very helpful in relieving the hot feeling of sun burn and helps to heal your burnt skin. Also before applying Aloe Vera a cool shower can also help to cool down the heat of the burn. Make sure that you drink enough water as the sun and your sunburn can dehydrate you quicker than normal. To keep your sunburn from worsening moderate the amount of time you spend in the sun and be sure to apply sunscreen while outside.
Enjoy your holiday and we hope you stay sunburn free!