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Whilst holidaying, during summer and warmer months it is only natural to wish to get outdoors and enjoy it for as long as we can. Indeed, exposure to sunshine in reasonable amounts is beneficial as it lifts your mood and aids in the production of increased vitamin D levels. However, if you intend on spending more than 20 minutes under the sun’s rays it is imperative that you always use a sunscreen. This is because spending an excess amount of time in the sun can be very harmful to humans so you need to ensure that you are protected against ultraviolet rays in order to reduce the risk of harmful sunburn and skin cancer.
There are several steps which you can take to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, the most obvious of these being through the use of a sunscreen or sun cream. All sunscreens are rated with a SPF – a Sun Protection Factor. When you are choosing your sunscreen, you should always opt for one with an SPF rating of 15 or higher. The SPF determines the sun cream’s ability to block out harmful UV rays and the higher the SPF the better protection you have.
However, it is not necessary to go for the most expensive sunscreen on the market as studies have proven that lower priced brands can be just as effective. What is more important than the brand name you buy is how you actually apply your sun cream. To get the most beneficial usage out of it, you should apply the cream, lotion or spray between 15 and 30 minutes of venturing out into the sun and make sure it goes onto skin that is clean and dry after which you then simply rub generous amounts in lightly. You should then remember to re-apply it every two hours as chances are you have probably lost a lot through sweat and rubbing taking it off your skin. Also ensure you apply sun lotions before you place anything else on such as makeup or moisturiser.
SPF Sunscreen, however, is best when combined with other methods of staying safe in the sun, such as through the clothes that you wear. In part, due to worldwide summer clothing trends, it has never been easier or more fashionable, to cover up in hot sunny places. Accessorize with hats. Wide brimmed sun hats or sun caps shield the face, neck, ears, and chest from the sun beating down especially during it’s zenith at midday. Leggings, maxi dresses, shirts, tops, trousers, shorts and tunics all can now be purchased with SPF UV protection ratings on such as can swimwear. True these are often easier to find in warmer climes than a cold country but they are becoming more and more commonly available. Outdoor shops have been years ahead of their fashion counterparts in this respect if you are struggling to source such clothing.
One of the main things to keep in mind when you are out in the sun is to never forget how strong the sun can actually be, as it doesn’t have to feel hot to be able to cause damage to your skin and then you. This is why you need to be sensible when enjoying a drink in the sun on holiday, it’s best not to afterwards just fall asleep on the beach without any shade or you will regret it and it the harm can literally get right under your skin.
So simple precautions, with the liberal use of sunscreen, UV rated clothes and headwear will minimise the risk of sunburn. This in itself reduces any risk of developing skin cancer. Additionally all this sun protection will also mean that you don’t prematurely age, as dried up, sun-aged skin does wrinkle a lot more. Just remember to always have some SPF 30 sunscreen handy so that you can enjoy your sun all you want, as much as you want!