Whether you are a young college student looking to enjoy your time off from school or a mother taking your children on vacation during their spring break, you want to make sure you are taking the right steps to protect your skin from harmful sun damage that can cause sun spots, freckles, and sunburns. To help you ensure you maximize your protection from the sun and keep your skin glowing, healthy, and beautiful, we have gathered a few tips to help you combat our harsh Florida sun. Follow these tips to make sure you come back from your spring break vacation with skin just as beautiful as when you left.
Bring The Right Sunscreen
When you are trying to battle the scorching hot sun of Florida, using just any sunscreen won’t do the job. You need to make sure you are choosing a high-quality sunscreen with sufficient SPF protection and also choosing the right kind of sunscreen for each person in your family. Additionally, sunscreen comes in many variations from lotions to spray-on to sticks, and each member of your family probably has a preference to which type of sunscreen they like to use. Make sure you are choosing the type of sunscreen each family member prefers, even if this means buying more than one sunscreen, to ensure that everyone in the family will actually wear it while on vacation.
Apply and Reapply Sunscreen Regularly
Choosing and bringing the right sunscreen means nothing if you don’t apply and reapply it regularly while on your spring break vacation. On average, you should reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. If you are like most people enjoying their spring break, you will probably be doing many water activities – remember that water is reflective, and this can lead to you becoming more easily burned if you are not consistently reapplying sunscreen to keep coverage.
While sunscreen is important, covering up as much is reasonably possible is still the best way to prevent skin damage from the sun. When you’re out on the beach or at the pool, you will be wearing a bathing suit while in the water, but when you are out of the water you should have a beach / pool cover up to throw on over your swimsuit for additional protection. It is also a good idea to wear a hat and sunglasses to keep the sun off your face.