Florida Skin Care and Sunscreen Advice!
There’s no better way to ruin your vacation than a very severe sunburn!
For many guests, their stay in Orlando is stacked in favour of a painful and risky experience and here are some simple reasons why;
- The sun in Florida is usually out for much longer than back home.
- Florida is near the equator – the strength of the sun is significantly greater.
- Many tourists can easily get their monthly exposure of sunlight in one single day at Florida.
- Kids are at particular risk as they tend to play in the sun, adults seek the shade.
- Sea and pool water breaks down sunscreen rapidly – even the ‘waterproof’ brands.
- Sweat prevents even application of sunscreen and also breaks down sunscreen after application
Here are some important guidelines from the FDA;
Spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing. To reduce this risk, consumers should regularly use sun protection measures including:
- Use sunscreens with broad spectrum SPF values of 15 or higher regularly and as directed.
- Limit time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense.
- Wear clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun; for example, long-sleeved shirts, pants, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats.
- Reapply sunscreen after towel drying.
- Reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours, more often if you’re sweating or jumping in and out of the water
- When swimming, the FDA typically recommends re-application of sunscreen every 40 to 80 minutes
Editor’s Note: Despite years of experience with Sunscreen, 2 hour top ups, simply aren’t good enough in the Florida sun, even with the better ‘water resistant’ brands.