Enjoying a refreshing bath during summer is a pleasant feeling. But we can’t forget about the biggest organ in our body: the skin. It is very important to protect ourselves from ultraviolet rays and avoid sun burns; either on sunny or cloudy days. For this reason, we share some recommendations made by GENCAT about sun exposure:
- It is recommended to sunbathe gradually and to avoid prolonged exposures and sunbathing during midday hours especially from 11am to 4 pm.
- Always apply sunscreen with the highest sun protection factor, higher than 20. It is necessary to apply enough sun cream to cover the skin exposed, before sun exposure and reapply it after any aquatic activity.
- Protect yourself from the sun with umbrellas, hats, t-shirts and regulated sunglasses.
- To prevent dehydration, drink a lot of water and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.