Laying out in the sun is one of the best perks of being on vacation. Unfortunately if you don’t take the proper precautions a sunburn can ruin the rest of your time abroad.
Everyone knows that you are supposed to wear sunscreen. Of course this gets ignored by many, in hopes of a tan or just laziness that may lead you to forgo the application of sunscreen.
Sunscreen is always recommended to avoid the pain and health hazards of sunburn. Sometimes even the most vigilant sunscreen appliers get sunburned, just because of stronger rays near the equator or sensitive skin.
Before vacation near the equator, if you are planning on laying out in the sun, it is incredibly important to get a base color, otherwise you are asking for a burn. This should be done over a few weeks before vacation, so that you are able to accumulate a slow and gradual base tan, which reduces the chances of getting a burn.
Gradual tanning is also much less harsh on your skin especially if you are sure to stay hydrated and moisturized throughout the process.