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It’s no secret that the UV rays that come with sun exposure can be very damaging to your skin. In fact, melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is a huge health risk. Sometimes when you are on vacation, you may be looking for the perfect tan to take back home as your prized souvenir; but you should know that with that, there are several health risks. There are several non-melanoma skin cancers as well and all of them are caused by too much sun exposure. Gemini Sailing Tours is here to share some tips to help you protect your sun on your next Maui vacation.
Avoid Tanning Salons to Get a Base Tan Before Your Maui Vacation
You may want to have perfectly bronzed skin for your Maui vacation. This often leads to people visiting a tanning salon in preparation for their trip. A tanning bad is just as bad as laying out in the sun unprotected. You can always get a spray tan rather than laying under UV lights.
Protect Skin from Sun With a Cover Up
There are several fashionable cover ups on the market today. Covering your skin with clothing is one of the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage. And purchasing a rash guard manufactured with Ultraviolet Protection Factors (UPF) is a great way to give your skin the protection it needs from the harmful sun.
Protect Your Face from the Sun
Your face often fall victim to the most sun exposure. Buying a good pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from damaging UV rays as well. Buying a large brimmed hat for your trip is a great way to not only shield your face, but your ears, scalp and neck from the sun. Skin damage to your face can make your skin age prematurely as well as cause a cancer risk.
Know the Risk of Sunburn from Water & Sand Reflection
You may not realize the risk when you are swimming and your body is kept cool by the ocean water, but the reflection of the water on your face and shoulders can expose you to twice as much UV radiation. Water as well as sand can intensify the effects of sun exposure.
Apply Sunscreen & then Keep Applying it
Many people are great and remembering to apply sunscreen before spending a day at the beach. However, many people forget that they should be reapplying this sunscreen multiple times throughout the day. Your sunscreen should be at least 15 SPF, and you should always follow the instructions found on the bottle so you know how often to apply it.
Sailing Tour Cruises in Honolua Bay, Lahaina, Ka’anapali Beach, Turtle Town in Olowalu, Molokai, Lanai, & West Maui, Hawaii
One of the best ways to protect your skin is to find shade. You can find shade with the help of an umbrella when nature isn’t able to supply you with the vegetation needed to offer shade. At Gemini Sailing Tours, we want our valued customers to be safe from the effects of excessive exposure to the sun. We encourage our guests to enjoy the shade on our catamaran when they need relief from the sun. We understand that the sun can have adverse effects on your skin as well as make you feel rather ill when you have had too much. Call us today for information on our beautifully scenic sailing tours during your Maui vacation.