There’s no doubt that lounging on your Soundfloat is a great way to relax and get a tan. There’s just something so calming about floating around in a pool with the sun beating down on you. But in the heat of the summer, there’s one thing you want to avoid at all cost: sunburn.
We are fierce sun-worshipers, but we know that too much sun can be unhealthy and painful. That’s why we always do our best to ensure that we never overdo it. After all, a sunburn can force you to be stuck indoors as you heal, and that’s definitely not worth the aggravation.
So, how do you avoid sunburn while lounging on your Soundfloat all summer long?
The first key to avoiding sunburn is understanding how it happens. Too often, people think that you can only get sunburned on a clear summer day after hours in the sun without any sunscreen or protection, but it’s actually easier to get sunburned than that.
Sunburn happens when the sun’s UV light damages your skin causing it to redden and blister. It typically only affects the outer protective layers of skin, but it can cause long-lasting damage.
It’s important to note that UV light is not synonymous with sunlight. You can still get sunburned on a cloudy day or on a day that doesn’t feel too warm. UV light is invisible to us, but it can wreak destruction quickly.
Here’s how to avoid getting burned.
If you plan to lounge on your Soundfloat for hours on end, don’t assume that one application of sunscreen is all you need. In fact, it’s not even close. You should be applying at least SPF 35 sunscreen once every two hours as you lounge. And, if you take a few dips in the pool, apply it more often. Most sunscreen only lasts about 90 minutes when sweating or getting wet, so make sure you’re getting the optimal protection from your sunscreen.
Your body isn’t the only area at risk of sunburn; your head is just as vulnerable. In fact, your hair barely offers the amount of protection you need to avoid sunburn on your scalp. That’s why we recommend wearing a protecting hat that helps cover your head from sun exposure. In addition, you should be wearing a good pair of sunglasses to help your eyes avoid harmful UV rays. And don’t forget the back of your neck and ears!
If you want to get a tan while you lounge on your Soundfloat, that’s great! But if you want to avoid sunburn, then you want to avoid tanning oil. More often than not, tanning oil does more harm than good. The truth of the matter is that you’ll still get tan even slathered in sunscreen. So, instead of soaking your skin in tanning oil, go for the slower but safer tanning process by applying SPF 35 sunscreen constantly and letting your skin darken naturally.
Studies have found that the more Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet the more protection you have against the sun. In fact, Omega-3 has been shown to bolster your immunity to UV rays and to reduce sunlight-induced skin issues. We recommend adding an Omega-3 fish oil supplement to your diet every summer, so you can lounge in peace.
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