Glorious sunshine is one of the many reasons that people want to get away and explore the world. After all, who doesn’t want to wake up to blue skies and the feel of the warm sun on their skin?
While most of us love basking in golden rays, exposure to the sun can be dangerous and you are putting yourself at risk if you don’t act sensibly in the sun. This doesn’t mean that you have to hide away under a cloak of darkness. There’s no need to plan your annual holiday in the North Pole instead of Australia, as long as you fully protect yourself and try and reduce the risk of sun damage as much as possible.
Wearing a high-quality sunscreen is one of the first steps to ensuring that you are protected. Even if the weather doesn’t look sunny outside, the light can still contain powerful UV rays which can be damaging to skin. This is especially true of countries that have warm but overcast weather such as South East Asia.
Make sure that you choose a high-quality sunscreen. A useful way to do this is to check reviews online to discover how effective it is, as the price doesn’t necessarily depict quality. Reapply your sunscreen at regular intervals throughout the day, or whenever you have contact with water, and this even includes sweat.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you don’t need to protect yourself just because you aren’t sunbathing on a beach, you can become just as burnt from walking around, swimming and shopping. The easiest way to ensure that you are fully protected at all times is to always wear a high-protection sunscreen while you are out of the house during the day, be sure to apply this 20 minutes before you leave your accommodation so it has had time to soak into the skin.
P20 is great for all kinds of Girls about the Globe. Whatever you’re planning to do, whether trekking, sailing or just sunbathing, you just apply it to your body before you go out and it lasts all day. It comes in factor 15 to factor 50, and covers all skin types for up to 10 hours. You still get a great tan if you’re in the sun all day and you only need to apply it once. It’s water resistant too. Read P20 reviews here
How To Deal With Sunburn
Don’t panic if you do experience sunburn, it’s usually a very minor complaint which will disappear after a few days. If you feel like you are burning while you are out, be sure to cover up the area with a large t-shirt, hat or shorts. Once you are out of the sun, soothe the area with a cold cloth and apply after-sun containing aloe vera, which will relieve the heat and put lost moisture back into the skin.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol as it will dehydrate you even further. You can numb the pain with over-the-counter painkillers like Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, but if the burn remains for longer than a few days consult your doctor. While it’s probably nothing serious it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if you are away from home.
Staying Safe in the Sun
When we're travelling and constantly seeing new things, it can be easy to forget to protect ourselves from the elements. But the last thing you want to do is ruin your holiday or have to avoid going outside because of the sun especially if you are on a beach holiday. Being sensible from day one will ensure that you have a much more enjoyable trip (and a better tan too!)