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Tips to Protect yourself from the Sun while Enjoying a Tropical Vacation – Stay Safe in the Sun!

Everybody loves the tropical climate but nobody likes being sunburnt. If you are dropping down to the tropical areas this summer, read on as we let you in on the best ways to stay safe from the sun.


Stay in the shade

If you are travelling down to a tropical area like Kalutara, this might seem like a foolish piece of advice as most of us drop in just for the sunny weather and beaches which happen to be one of the top things to do in Kalutara. However, extended exposure to the rays of the run is not good. It can cause a range of harmful issues. One way to stay on the safe side is to take breaks in the shade every now and then. This could under umbrellas, trees or you can just treat back to a beachside hotel such as Turyaa Kalutara. The UV rays are at their strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM so stay away during these times.


Go for the correct sunscreen

Almost needless to say, sunscreen is the best method to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun. UV rays can harm a person's skin is just quarter of an hour so the use of sunscreen is absolutely essential. Take the time to choose the right sunscreen than going for the first one on the shelf because they are all quite different. The ideal sunscreen should be broad spectrum and should have an SPF value of 30 +. In addition to that, the sunscreen should offer protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). Apply the sunscreen around twenty minutes before you step out and cover all the areas of your body that would be exposed to the sun's rays. These include the ears, feet, bald spots and exposed areas in your hair.Do not forget to reapply the sunscreen every couple of hours or if you were swimming, even if the sky is gloomy. Use an ounce of sunscreen when reapplying.


Invest in a Pair of Sunglasses

One should never underestimate the negative effects intense sunlight can have on your eyes. You shouldn't have to stare directly into the sun to hurt your eyes, simply walking around in the sun without any sort of eye-protection can cause severe strain that is enough to degrade your vision. Polaroid lenses will greatly reduce glare and will enable you to still vividly experience the beauty of your surroundings.


Cover up with clothing

If you plan on spending a lot of time outside, consider opting for clothing that covers a good deal of your skin. While all types of clothes offer protection, some types of clothing offer a greater level of protection. Go for clothing that consists of a thick fabric or subdued colours. This is because such fabrics have a higher SPF value than the other types of cloth. Wet clothing leaves you more vulnerable to the negative effects of sunlight so have a spare change of clothes once you step out of the pool. Think about wearing a cap or hat to provide protection to your scalp, face as well as eyes. Sunglasses are another fashion accessory that can offer protection to the eyes. Protecting your eyes reduces the chances of cataracts occurring in a person's eyes. Ideally, the sunglasses you get should offer protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). While most of the sunglasses offer this level of protection, it is best to check beforehand.