Trying to get a tan is one of the goals when it comes to sunbathing. While we laze around for hours on end, there’s one thing we don’t want to get when we do our share of sunbathing. Sunburn is a common occurrence when one is not careful of their skin during sunbathing.
Sunburn happens when there’s no barrier to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. In fact, there are a lot of factors why one can still get sunburn despite trying to protect their skin. Here are some common scenarios why getting sunburnt during your sunbathing session is highly possible:
– The sunscreen your using may be too little and has a low SPF value. SPF means skin protecting factor which is the number of times the sunscreen can block the sun’s harmful rays from seeping to your skin. If you use barely enough sunscreen to cover your body, you’re bound to get a nasty burn as you bask under the sun. Another factor would be when you put on the sunscreen. It is optimal to dry the sunscreen on your skin before you go out. Your skin needs to absorb the concoction before it works.
– What time are you tanning? If you’re tanning during the midday to make the most out of the sun’s strongest rays, that’s surely a spell for disaster. From 11 in the morning to around 2 in the afternoon, the sun emits the deadliest rays. Not only is it sweltering hot but it is also very hazardous to your body. Your sunscreen may not be enough to block off the UV rays present during this time and can lead to very nasty burns after your sunbathing session. It’s best to tan lightly during these hours or try to set a strict time on how long you’re going to lie under this heat.