Staying safe in the sunshineThere’s no denying the excitement in the air when the British summer makes its brief annual appearance. As a nation with less than sufficient sun and some over-zealous clouds that refuse to make way, understandably we love the sunshine! If the temperature climbs above twenty degrees its bikini, hat and shades time whilst we try valiantly to wear our entire summer wardrobe for the few days every year in which we can bask in the garden.
As a nation of sun worshippers therefore, popular holiday destinations include areas such as Spain, Egypt or Portugal where an abundance of sun practically guarantees an extensive basking session day after day. At the risk of sounding like a mother hen though the sun does have its dangers and it’s important to stay protected when out and about. Sunburn can be dangerous, extremely painful and if inflicted with it, will more than likely have a detrimental effect on your soiree away. Below we have some advice it’s useful to follow when out and about in the summer sun:
Missed a bit?
Despite it being pricey, a day in the heat without your Soltan factor 25 could be even more so in terms of bringing down your day. Apply sun cream all over; we’ve all had those moments where we’ve missed a bit and come out with some rather odd tan lines! Even having a part of you burnt can be sore and painful so be honest with what factor you need, if you burn easily don’t be afraid to go for a higher factor - it doesn’t mean you won’t tan, it will just give your skin more adequate protection.
Apply…then apply again
There are sun creams out there that boast that one application provides twenty four hour protection; whilst this may be true to be on the safe side it’s preferable to apply sun cream regularly throughout the day. Creams are becoming more sophisticated and you can now get brands that are water-resistant should you wish to go swimming. When we get hot and bothered under the sun though or we sweat more or a bit comes off here and there - it’s wise to remember your skin and protect it.
Dangers to skin
The dangers of too much sun exposure and catching too many UV rays are well publicised in the media. We don’t want to get too heavy in this post but protecting yourself in the sun equates to protecting your health - something you should never compromise.
We’ve all experienced that familiar inclination to squint and close our eyes when we stare directly at the sun; as with our skin our eyes are exposed to the sun and likewise need to be protected. Sunglasses are the obvious protective measure for this and polarized sunglasses are now becoming more popular as these are especially designed to offer 100% protection from the sun, perhaps a positive consequence of the increased attention excessive UV ray exposure now receives in our media. Some major brands now offer these as an option too including the omnipotent “King” of sunglasses; Ray Ban.
To protect your eyes completely and view a range of sunglasses, you can visit the online polaroid sunglasses store. There are numerous online guides if you look around too detailing other ways in which to protect yourself in the sun.
SEOGemini; A guest content writer.