Sunscreen is an essential part of any summer vacation. We’ll explain how to choose the best sunscreen for your travels according to your skin type and activities.
Whether you’re hitting the beach, exploring a new city or going on safari, sunscreen should be at the top of your must-have list. But with so many different brands and types on the market, it can be hard to choose the right one for your skin type.
What to Look for When Buying Sunscreen
When it comes to sunscreen, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, consider your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, or fair skin, look for sunscreens that are labeled “for sensitive skin.” These products will be less likely to cause irritation.
Second, think about your budget. There are a variety of sunscreen products on the market, ranging from drugstore brands to luxury brands.
Choose the sunscreen that fits your budget and needs. In Canada, suncare products are marketed under the supervision of Health Canada, so no worries for their quality. Not to be neglected, the size you have to carry in your luggage. Finally, consider the level of protection you need. If you will be spending a lot of time in the sun, look for sunscreens with high SPF levels (30 or higher). Now that you know what to look for when choosing sunscreen, let’s discuss the different types of sunscreens.
The Different Types of Sunscreens made easy
There are only two main types of sunscreens: chemical and physical (mineral). Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays, while physical sunscreens work by reflecting UV rays. Both types of sunscreens are effective at protecting your skin from damage. However, some people prefer physical sunscreens because they are less likely to cause irritation. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to try a physical sunscreen.
Protect your skin without harming the reef
We all know how important it is to wear sunscreen when we’re spending time in the sun. But did you know that many sunscreens contain ingredients that can be harmful to the environment, specifically coral reefs?
That’s why you should consider Biologic sunscreen like Coola Suncare. These sunscreen are made with safe, vegan, and reef friendly ingredients. So, you can feel good about protecting your skin without harming the planet.
Travel sunscreen should be easy and worry-free so you can focus on your amazing trip.
The sunscreen dilemma: How much do you really need for a two-week vacation?
With so many sunscreen options on the market, it can be hard to decide which size of sunscreen to bring on your trip. Here is how to choose the right size of sunscreen for your vacation days.
For a week-long trip, you will need about 2,5 ounces of sunscreen, or enough to fill a small bottle like 75 ml. If you are planning on being in the sun for extended periods of time or participating in activities like swimming or hiking, you may want to pack a little more sunscreen just to be safe. For a two-week trip, pack about 5 ounces of sunscreen, or enough to fill a 150 ml bottle.
When it comes to sunscreen, it is always better to err on the side of caution and pack too much rather than not enough.
Good to know: physical sunscreens protect more durably over time than chemical ones. So if you think you’ll have trouble reapplying your sunscreen during the day, opt for a physical sunscreen.
Do you have any sunscreen packing tips? Share them in the comments below!
Tips for Preventing Sunburns
It is important to apply sunscreen evenly over your entire body, including hard-to-reach areas like your back, including your neck, ears, and legs. Be sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you are sweating or swimming.
It is also important to choose a sunscreen with an SPF that is appropriate for your skin type and activities.
Use about two tablespoons of sunscreen for your whole body. That may seem like a lot, but it’s important to use enough to get full coverage. If you will be spending a lot of time in the sun, look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. And remember, sunscreen is just one part of a healthy sun-safety routine. Be sure to also wear protective clothing and limit your time in the sun, especially during the midday hours.
What to Do If You Get a Sunburn?
If you do get a sunburn, don’t panic! There are a few things you can do to ease the pain and discomfort. First, take a cool shower or bath to help soothe your skin. You can also apply a topical Cooling Gel as Aloe Vera Gel or a Calming lotion such as Esthederm SOS After Sun to your sunburn.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. And if your sunburn is severe, you may need to take ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain reliever. Finally, be sure to keep your sunburn clean and dry to prevent infection. If your sunburn is blistering or peeling, see a doctor immediately.
How to Apply your Sunscreen without looking like a ghost
Sunscreen is one of the most important things to pack when you travel, but applying it evenly can be tricky. If you don’t apply enough, you’ll be at risk for sunburn. But if you apply too much, you’ll end up looking like a ghost! So how do you find the perfect balance?
Here are a few sunscreen tips to help you avoid that dreaded ghostly look:
-You want something that won’t feel like you’re slathering your body in Crisco. If you’re looking for a sunscreen that will do the job and make you feel good about your skin, choose preferably a mineral sunscreen with a thin texture. It goes on light and won’t leave your skin feeling dry or tight.
– Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outside. This will give it time to sink in and create a barrier against the sun.
So go ahead and soak up those rays!
Which texture of sunscreen should you use ?
Sunscreen comes in different textures, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Creams and milks are the most popular type of sunscreen because they hydrate well, but they can be greasy and difficult to apply evenly.
Sprays are a good option for people who don’t like creams, they are great when it comes time to reapply, but they can be hard to control and may not provide enough coverage. Gels are a good middle ground between creams and sprays, but they can be sticky.
There are also mineral protections in powder versions now, which are very easy to apply and not sticky, but the powder can transfer to your clothes. Whichever sunscreen you choose, make sure to apply it generously and evenly to all exposed areas of skin.
Well, there you have it all! Everything you need to know when buying sunscreen.
Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays without harming the reef and looking like a ghost while doing it. And if all that wasn’t enough, we’ve even thrown in a few tips for preventing sunburns.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there, whether you’re going to the beach or hiking, and enjoy the summer sun – safely, armed with all the knowledge you need to make informed choices about your sunscreen
Have fun and enjoy the sun!