As summer is coming, it is important to remember some precautions if we are going to sunbathe. Red Cross gives us these recommendations in order to look after our skin and avoid sun burning.
First of all, it is vital to use an appropriate sunscreen for our kind of skin (white skins with light eyes should use a sunscreen from 30, white skins slightly tanned need between 15 – 25 sunscreen and dark skins is allowed to use below 10). Additionally, we need to apply it before going out: we should not wait until we arrive to the beach or the swimming-pool.
It is recommended to progressively sunbathe with a lower exposition at the first days and increasing the exposing time in the following days. We need to avoid the central hours of the day and be more cautious with children. Red Cross also encourages to effectively dry ourselves, as water drops could act as a magnifying glasses, and to often renew the sunscreen. We should not forget to drink more liquids, use sunglasses and protect our heads. These tips are also useful when we are in the countryside or the mountains.