Sun Protection Tips for Spring Break
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Spring break is around the corner, which has many are already getting ready to tan beforehand.
We have tips to keep your skin safe in the sun after a long, cold winter.
It's the time of year when many a fancy turn towards spring break. And dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin says your first rule for fun in the sun is to make sure to protect your skin.
"There's actually no one who can't worry about sun protection. Whether you have more olive tone, Caucasian skin or you might have an ethnic tone."
Strong tropical sunshine will cause sunburns, so it's important that everyone take sun precaution seriously. Kunin says skin not used to tropical sunshine may burn very easily.
And if your preparations for vacation include some time in the tanning bed, she says think again.
"It's a myth. It's simply not true. And second of all, the tanning bed actually is such condensed energy it could cause even more damage than the sunburn itself."
Finally, she's urging everyone to remember to put sunscreen on all over.
Kunin says to use an entire shot glass full of sunscreen from the head down.
"It's really important not to forget about those little hidden areas. The back of the neck, the top of the feet, the backs of the hands, and the earlobes," she says.
The sun tends to be strongest between noon and four p.m.
And she suggests not staying out in direct sunlight for too long between these times. But if you want to lounge by the pool, Kunin suggests renting a cabana to shade you from the sun.