When you travel, staying at a beachside hotel elevates your trip to a luxury level, but it also means you’re spending more time in the sun. While you’ll gain vitamin D, you also need to protect your body from the harmful effects of UV rays. Here are some tips to enjoy your travel destination safely.
How to Keep Yourself Safe From the Sun
1. Choose the Right Sunscreen
Exposure to UV rays can contribute to a higher risk of skin cancer. To stave off the worst of the rays and avoid sunburn, use a sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30, provides broad-spectrum protection, and is water-resistant, so it stays on if you sweat or swim.
Also, use one that’s reef-safe, which means it doesn’t have harmful nanoparticles that contribute to reef decline. Look for mineral-based sunscreens that list zinc oxide or titanium dioxide under their active ingredients.
2. Protect Your Eyes
Your eyes are susceptible to conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, blinding growths, and corneal sunburn from too much exposure to sunshine. Wear sunglasses that block UV rays when you’re outside, even if it’s cloudy.
3. Avoid the Hottest Parts of the Day
The days are hottest and UV rays most potent when the sun is at its highest point, usually from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. If you can, schedule indoor activities and events during this time, and do outdoor activities earlier or later in the day.
4. Don’t Forget Your Face & Lips
Your lips and face are vulnerable to sun damage too, so buy sunscreen that’s suitable for use on your face and around your eyes. Protect your lips by applying an SPF chapstick frequently.
Are you looking for a high-quality beachside hotel for when you travel to Hawaii? The Breakers Hotel in Honolulu offers a resort experience just half a block away from the popular Waikiki Beach. Their lodging options include ranch-style buildings with modern amenities, romantic studio rooms, and poolside suites. They also have a poolside restaurant that serves authentic Japanese cuisine and cocktails. Learn more about their restaurant and rooms online, and call (808) 923-3181 for travel reservations.