Going on a long-haul trip to a white sandy beach or tropical island this autumn or winter? Make sure your skin will also enjoy your holiday!
Now that the sunny summer days have more or less gone, your skin is not used to seeing the sunlight all day long. This means that you have to take extra care during your next getaway on the beach. Too much sun exposure is detrimental to your skin and can lead to sunburns, pre-mature aging and even cancer. So you do want to take care of your precious skin! Below are my tips to do exactly that :)
6 WAYS TO STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
1. Use sun protection with a sufficiently high UVA and UVB filter.
It depends on your skin type which level of UVA and UVB protection you need. My skin is super pale so I generally apply sun screen with an SPF of at least 30. My facial sun lotion even has a factor of 50 SPF.
2. Protect your head.
Did you know that the skin on your face is thinner than the on your body? So take extra care here. Hats look amazing on the beach and there are so many designs to choose from. Make sure you wear one to protect your pretty face.
3. Cover your back, neck and shoulders.
This is where most people get their sunburns. You don’t have to stay in the sun wearing just your bikini all the time. Wear a pretty dress that covers your shoulders or take a huge summer pashmina with you.
4. Wear sunglasses with sufficient UV protection.
Sunglasses look super stylish and have a great purpose. Get some cool ones of high quality and WEAR them.
5. Apply your sunscreen correctly and often
Make sure you don’t leave out any skin that is exposed to the sun. Once you have excelled in that (many people just clearly don’t), re-apply the lotion each time after you have come out of the water. Even if the sunscreen says waterproof, it won’t last forever.
If you are staying in the water for an extended period, consider using a sun blocker for your face. I generally cover my whole face and hands with my sun blocker stick when I go surfing.
6. It’s also cool to chill out in the shade.
You know you don’t HAVE to be in the sun all the time. Especially try to avoid too much sun during 11am and 3pm. Why not just go to a SPA or have a cocktail somewhere pretty in a shady and cool spot?
Ladies, I hope you already knew all of the above and this was just a little reminder to stay on the safe and happy side :) So, where is your next beach trip going to? What’s your sun routine?