Hospiten tells us about our skin and how to protect it
Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Cancun are the beach destinations par excellence. Of course, vacations include trips to the beach and to swimming pools, which involve exposure to the sun.
UV radiation must be avoided because the surface of our bodies is exposed to the sun’s rays.
Although the public is becoming more aware of the harmful consequences of improper exposure on our health, it is important to keep in mind a number of guidelines for tanning:
The skin has to be clean and thoroughly hydrated. We must avoid the use of products containing alcohol and perfumes, as they can lead to dark spots on the skin. Knowing our skin type will help us choose the right sunscreen. Apply a generous amount of the product to dry skin 30 minutes before exposure.
During sun exposure
Avoid sunbathing between noon and four o’clock.
Sunburn can happen even in the shade because water and sand reflect the sun’s rays, intensifying their effects on the skin. We must wear more protection during the first several hours of exposure, and we must keep using protection even if our skin is tanned.
Extreme caution should also be exercised when it comes to the body’s most delicate areas, including the lips and eyes as well as the face, neck, décolleté, ears, instep, and bald head. Even on cloudy days, it is important to wear protection, and to replenish lost fluids by drinking a lot of water. The sunscreen should be applied every 2 hours and always after bathing.
Do not expose babies to the sun and protect children with a T-shirt, cap and sunglasses.
Moisturize the skin after a lukewarm shower to recover water loss and prolong the tan. Additionally, particular products should be used to take special care of the face, hands, and eye contour in order to delay the signs of aging.