Staying safe in the sun

Staying safe in the sun

Make sure to use sunscreen and hydrate while at the beach

By Nikki SundermeierSkin Cancer
eSomethin Staff

If you’re anything like me, you love the sun, and everything that goes along with it: swimming, hanging out on beach, and just soaking up the sun.

But sadly, if you are anything like me, you don’t tan. You burn. And that is basically all I do.

So while I love the sun, it doesn’t love my skin. Hopefully you can take some of the friendly advice and protect your skin too.

The two most important things while tanning is drinking tons of water and using sunscreen.

Staying hydrated while playing out in the sun is so important. The water will hydrate your skin cells and keep your tan longer.

Sunscreen will protect your skin from the direct sun rays. I use 30 spf (sun protector factor) and I still tend to burn. While Gwen Lusardi, resident in West Palm Beach, can use 4 spf and be okay. It is very important to find what works best for your skin. It’s also key to find a sunscreen that is waterproof and sprays on.

The white sun lotion is very heavy and clogs your pores. The spray acts as a protecting layer over your skin and it usually allows more sun to your skin. Also remember to REAPPLY OFTEN!

If you’re at the beach but not laying out, try wearing a hat and some sun glasses. My face burns so quickly so I always try to wear a hat when just messing around. The sunglasses will shield some of the direct UV rays away from your eyes.

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