Having anything go wrong at the beach must be the least concern you’d probably think of. Unfortunately, anything can happen and if you aren’t careful, you’ll end up with more worries than simply packing less clothing for your trip.
One of the most dangerous things in the beach is the sun. While it is constantly present no matter where we go, we lower our defenses when we’re at the beach and this is where trouble stems from. It’s been known that too much exposure from the sun’s rays can cause a lot of harm. Not only that but persistent exposure of the sun’s UV rays can heighten the chances of getting skin cancer, specifically melanoma.
Thus, to be protected at all times, you’ll want to consider these tips for your trip to the beach:
- Make use of a sunscreen that can block both UVA and UVB. Normally, we’d wade into the waters once the lotion has been applied but that’s actually a wrong way of doing things. You’ll want to let the sunscreen sit for at least thirty minutes before diving into the water or basking under the sun. Additionally, reapply sunscreen every two to three hours; if you sweat a lot, apply as often as possible.
- You’ll want to skip on the contact lenses. Not only is it not an ideal aid during swimming, contact lenses can damage your eyes due to the heat and any possible exposure to the sun. Protect your eyes with the use of sunglasses that have a UV protection coated in them. Don’t leave your lips unattended as well; put on some lip balm that protect your lips from the sun’s UV rays.
- While we can’t be immune to the sea’s temptation, there are specific hours we’ll need to keep tabs on. These hours are when the sun’s rays are at its strongest and staying under the sun during these times can not only give you heat strokes but an even worse condition such as cancer. Try to minimize outdoor activities during these hours, 9 am to