For the ‘water dog’
With a few extra precautions you can easily enjoy a day of swimming, beach volley, or other activities in the sand and water. Always choose a waterproof sunscreen or sun spray and apply it before you put on your swimsuit, so you will not miss spots around the edges. It is a good idea to apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going in the water to let the protection effectively penetrate the skin. Both Lancaster and Piz Buin have developed waterproof sun sprays that can be used directly on wet skin.
Sunbathing with a clear conscience
The warm sun pampers the body and soul, but must be enjoyed with caution. Most importantly you should choose a lotion or oil with at least SPF 30 whenever you stay in the sun. And remember, you can only count on the factor if you apply enough - that is a handful to the body and an almond large portion to the face. Apply a new amount every two hours, and give to your skin a rest in the shade between 12pm and 15pm.
For those who enjoy life in the shade
Dermatologists worldwide applaud this approach to basking in the sun! In the future you will most likely also be rewarded for following this approach with fewer wrinkles, reduced pigmentation damage- and other sun-related damage. UV rays can, however pass through fabric, therefore one should still remember to apply sunscreen when clothed.
Tanned the green way
If you worry about the chemicals in sunscreen, you can go for one of the natural sunscreen products. The Rudolph Care series of sunscreen is “Swan labeled” and purely organic. Tromborg sunscreens are also organic and provide a physical sun filter.
Don’t forget the after-sun care!
Skin that has been exposed to the sun needs moisture and care. Therefore, it is a good idea to use After Sun, which contains nourishing ingredients and makes your tan last longer. Basic body lotion is fine - just remember, once you get sunburned, nothing can restore the damage that has happened to the skin - only alleviate the burden!