We love the sun, we are sun seeker, and we want to enjoy long days of fun at the beach in summer. But remember the summer sun is a double-edged sword, it can dye our skin with a little color; however, its rays can also be harmful to us if we’re not careful. Whether you're out for a day at the beach or swimming in the blue ocean, you will constantly, directly exposed to the sun's rays. That is never good.
So while enjoying the beach, we need to take certain precautions to prevent us from overexposure to UV radiation. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind:
1. CHOOSE COOLER TIME
The truth is the sun is hottest from 11 to 2 every day, and solar radiation is much stronger in these hours, so you need to avoid exposure at that time. You can get up earlier in the summer to beat the heat or do some beach activities after the sun is soft.
2. USE SUN CREAM CORRECTLY
Sun cream is a useful barrier to protect us from the effects of the sunray. It's better to always use SPF 30 or higher sun cream in the beach to avoid ultraviolet rays B and A. Apply sun cream approximately 30 minutes before being in the sun (for best results) so that it can be absorbed by the skin, and reapply it every two hours or after every time you get in the water (please read product labels and look for a waterproof brand as you will swim). Remember to apply enough sunscreen to all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the face, ears, arms, hands, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees, legs, and feet.
3. TAKE A BEACH SHELTER
Take a beach umbrella is a good choice, as it can protect you throughout the day reduces your risk of skin damage. We prefer KingCamp high-performance sun shelter, which weight is only 2.76 lbs, the package size is 11.8 x 3.1 inches in its full kit with ropes and stakes included. Tarp size is 118.1 x 118.1 in. The camping tarp can be set up in a square or triangle shape to provide waterproof and excellent UV protection. It can also be used as a ground tarp for an extra layer of protection.
4. BRING USEFUL ACCESSORIES
Sunglasses, sun hat, clothes (especially these ones that protect against UV rays)...these useful accessories can avoid sun rays usefully, and keep our skin safe during each exposure. Choose dark colors clothing and hats, because these contain a higher SPF than light-colored ones.
Hope these tips can protect your skin from solar radiation and help you enjoy summer beach time without any worries.