Travel advice: Tips for sun protection when traveling

Sunscreen is essential when summer comes, because ultraviolet rays (UVA, UVB, UVC) have many potential risks, of which the most dangerous is skin cancer. Sunscreen does not discriminate against gender, age and should be done continuously, especially when traveling. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid the risk of sunburn, skin burns, aging or skin cancer from sun exposure.

Travel advice Tips for sun protection when traveling
Travel advice Tips for sun protection when traveling

Choose the right cream

There are many different types of sunscreens on the market with different sun protection factors (SPFs). It's not that the higher the SPF, the better the sun protection. These indicators only indicate the ability to filter different types of UV rays. For effective sun protection, you should choose the right cream for your skin. In addition, you should base on weather conditions, time outdoors (visiting, playing sports) or geographical conditions of destination (mountains, sea...) to choose a cream with SPF. most suitable and effective.

Used correctly

The correct application of sunscreen will help a lot in sun protection. If going out for a short time, you only need to apply the cream about 10-15 minutes before. But if you play outdoor sports, you need to apply 30 minutes before so that the cream can absorb into the skin and not be washed away by water and sweat. Pay attention to sun-damaged areas such as neck, arms, legs, ears, shoulders... If you are out in the sun between 10am and 5pm, remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours for protection skin against the harmful effects of the sun.

Sun protection from the inside

Applying lotion is only a temporary solution and cannot provide complete sun protection. You should use more sunscreen pills or eat more vegetables and fruits to get more vitamins, help enhance sun protection and nourish your skin from the inside. Fruit juices (carrots, watermelons, grapefruits, oranges...) are also recommended as a safe sun protection from the inside.

Regularly rehydrate

Exercising at high intensity for long periods of time outdoors will cause you to lose a significant amount of water. Remember to supplement with filtered water or mineral and salt water so that the body is not exhausted and helps protect against the sun more effectively. If the skin is dehydrated, the risk of sunburn is higher, even leaving long-term consequences, difficult to recover ...

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