Too much exposure to the sun on beach may cause under-eye skin wrinkles, blackheads and acne on nose, cold lip sores, red and scaly temples and broken blood vessels. To avoid these unwanted signs of old age, be sure to use moisturizers and sunscreens or sun blocks that suit your skin type and never forget to wear UV-protected sunglasses and hat to a beach. Today other beauty products with SPF are also available in the market such as concealers and lipsticks. You can use waterproof and water-resistant eyeliners, mascaras and bronzers to look like a glamorous mermaid too. Contrary to the popular belief, tanning is not safe for skin and may cause skin burning, wrinkles and skin cancer.
One must remember that sun can damage the skin within a few minutes and
can harm the skin on apparently cloudy days. The sun can damage the
skin even more at higher altitudes and on an average at every
1,000-foot height can damage the skin by 4 % more. You can calculate how
frequently to apply your sunscreen on the beach by multiplying its SPF
number (which determines the protection against burning by UVB rays)
with 20 (which incidentally is the number of minutes skin can endure
sun), so SPF 15 should stay on for about 300 minutes or five hours.
However, this is not exactly correct or swimming and sweating can wash
off your sunscreen and you may need to reapply it after 60 to 90
minutes. To block off UVA rays, check the ingredients for avobenzone,
titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, Parsol 1789, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
or Mexoryl SX.
Sunscreens come in water resistant formulas that are sure to
stay on for 90 minutes even if your are swimming. Lip-glosses with SPF
are quite effective in preventing dried sun burned lips while liquid
foundation and eye shadows are sure to wash out with first few
perspiration drops. Cocoa butter is great at preventing peeling
and to re-moisturizing the skin while eye drops are a great help in case
some sand particles reach your eyes with the wind. Deodorants or
antiperspirants, beach wear and two towels are a must of course, one
to lie down on one to dry you off. You may also need a beach mat or
beach blanket and be sure to wear flat and sneakers to make walking