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A Warning for Those on Summer Holiday in the Caribbean Islands

25 Jun

A Warning for Those on Summer Holiday in the Caribbean Islands 

A Fun Summer Holiday in the Caribbean Includes Sunscreen 

Perhaps they do not know. Or maybe they forget. Anyhow, we are used to seeing vacationers walk around as red as lobsters in the Caribbean. Visitors to the islands often forget how strong the UV is in the Caribbean. In fact, it is so close to the equator that the sun's rays hit directly, rather than being filtered by the atmosphere. 

That said, we have just come from an unprecedented period of being indoors. The global pandemic meant everyone was on lockdown for approximately a year. Chances are most people are a bit paler than they would generally be at this time of year. Even if you dream of returning from vacation with a golden-brown tan, you must be very careful. 

So, vacation hopefuls may need a bit of a reminder to wear sunscreen and take it slow. Slow exposure to the sun in increments will help build that lovely tan and keep you from burning and peeling it all off. 

  • Start with a sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or higher and is labeled a Broad-Spectrum product. 
  • Reapply every 60 to 90 minutes whether the sunscreen says it is waterproof or not. 
  • Try wearing sun-protective clothing, especially if you are prone to burning. 
  • Protect your eyes as well. 
  • Wear sunscreen even when it is cloudy! Remember, the Caribbean is closer to the sun. 

These are just a few tips for those planning to emerge from quarantine and head to the Caribbean. Coming out of a global pandemic is big enough news. No one wants to ruin their holiday by having to stay inside with a severe burn. With travel starting back up again, be careful on your summer holiday and wear sunscreen. 


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