The sun can be your friend or your worst enemy.
This is why it's key to prepare yourself prior to leaving on vacation.
Sandos Hotels & Resorts has a handy guide to follow to ensure you protect your skin from the sun.
For starters, what you eat can play a big role in helping prevent your skin from being damaged by the sun. Pick foods like red fruits, leafy greens and apples because they'll help your skin be resistant to UV rays.
Next, choosing your sunscreen is extremely important. What type of skin do you have? The lighter the skin tone the more sensitive you'll be to the sun.
Focus on sunscreens that have the ingredient zinc oxide, as it is "the best ingredient to protect your skin."
Do not use sunscreens that use oxybenzone. Per studies from the FDA, the substance can cause a negative impact not just on you but to the ocean and to coral reef as well.
Checking the ingredients on sunscreen usually isn't the first thing people do when purchasing, but it's very crucial to make sure you know what you're putting on your body.
Additionally, the clothes we wear while on vacation can help or hurt us when it comes to the sun. A bathing suit is, of course, a must when going to the beach, but if you're planning any excursion tours it would be wise to wear a long sleeve shirt or some sort of shawl or wrap to cover your arms and neck.
The activities at Sandos will keep you busy and in the sun, so try not to lay out to tan all that much.
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