If you love going to the beaches of Florida, you already know the challenge ahead when it comes to taking care of your skin. Not only do you have to protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but also from the sand and salt water which can both dry up your skin. However, these things should not deter you from enjoying the beach. If anything, you must do your research before going out, so you don’t suffer the consequences later.
Those with light skin suffer the most since they don’t produce enough melanin to protect them from the sun. Caucasians have to take care of their skin because they have a bigger risk of getting skin cancer compared to Asians and Africans. During summer, it is a common sight to see hundreds of people on the beach as they try to achieve the perfect tan. You will notice that while it takes time for Asians to get dark, Caucasian skin tends to burn quickly and turns red even just after 30 minutes of being exposed in the sun.
If you prepare well, you can still enjoy the beach even with the sun high up and the water running over your face. Here are some skin care tips to help you protect your skin when out on the beach:
1. Never leave your house without sunblock
To protect your skin, you cannot expect to just make one application before leaving the house, and then hoping to be fine for the whole day. You have to reapply after 2-3 hours because the protection tends to lose its value after a few hours. Even if you feel lazy in doing this, make the sacrifice because it will be worth it in the end. Go with a high SPF when you shop for skin care products and cleansers, a product that is long-lasting, and that will stick to your skin even when you dive in the water. Sunblock can be quite expensive, but you will never go wrong with this investment.
2. Cover up if the sun gets too intense
We know you want to get a tan. However, if the sun gets too intense, it is best to go on the side of caution. Cover yourself up with a wide-brimmed hat, a scarf, or a light dress to add extra layer protection to your skin. It may not look too stylish, but remember to think of your health first and foremost. You can also opt to stay somewhere with a shade first during this time, especially between 10 AM to 2 PM where the sun is at its peak. You can still enjoy the sun, for sure, but also be wise with taking care of your skin.
3. Go natural
Avoid makeup and hair styling products that will block off the natural flow of air and moisture in your skin. Now is the perfect time to go natural, and to let go of wanting to cover up your imperfections. You also want your sunblock to protect your skin efficiently and evenly, and you don’t want makeup to take the spot that should be for sunscreen.
Don’t let your love for the beach get in the way of your skincare routine. In much the same way, do not let your skincare routine get in the way of your love for the beach. Protect your skin correctly as you enjoy the sun, sand, and waves of the beach.