Enjoy the Shore
Safety in the Sun
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Protect Your Skin From the Sun
While a vacation or get-away at the shore can be a wonderful time, remember to
protect your skin from the sun. Too often, people spend too long in the sun their
first day at the beach (and sometimes without proper protection!), and then have
to spend the next two or three days inside suffering from an intense and painful
So, use caution. Take it slow and easy, allowing your skin a chance to get used
to the sun.
Here are a few suggestions to help you enjoy your time at the beach:
- Go easy your first few days at the beach. Keep your first few outings to around
30 minutes or so. Then you can gradually increase your exposure time from there.
- Use a sunscreen or a sun block, especially if your skin tends to burn easily.
Sun blocks give you maximum protection by blocking the sun's ultraviolet rays. Sunscreens only filter some of the
rays. The greater the SPF number on the sunscreen, the more it will protect you from the sun.
- While at the beach wear white cotton clothing and sunglasses that filter out
- After your day at the beach use a sun moisturizer to keep your skin moist and
soft and to help prevent peeling.
- If you do get a sunburn, aloe vera is a good moisturizer. For more intense burns,
try aspirin or Tylenol for the pain. Drink plenty of liquids. Apply cool wet dressings to the sunburned areas for
relief. If your body temperature rises to 101 degrees and you feel nauseous, see a doctor immediately.
Heed these suggestions, and you'll be better prepared for a great time at the beach!