Summer camping is about having fun spending time outdoors enjoying plenty of fresh air and sunshine. It’s a time when you can wear tank tops & shorts, sandals or go bare feet. The sun bathes your skin in vitamin D and, unfortunately, UVB rays which can damage your skin. Not only can it be harmful to your skin but too much sun can be hard on your eyes as well.
Use Sun Protection With A High SPF – Always go with SPF of 15 or higher. Re-apply it often. Water and sweat will wash it away so adding more lotion every two hours is recommended.
Wear Sunglasses – Your eyes are sensitive to the sun’s rays, too, and the skin around your eyes can wrinkle prematurely from too much exposure. Choose glasses that will protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Wear A Hat – It will help to keep you cool and reduce the likelihood of heat exposure or heat stroke. Make sure it covers your face and the back of your neck.
Long Sleeves and Pant Legs – Choose light colored clothing made of lightweight, breathable fabric. Covering your arms and legs will also reduce the direct exposure from the sun.
Avoid Sun In The Heat Of The Day – Early morning and late afternoon are better for you when it comes to sun exposure. Try to avoid spending too much time in the sun during the middle of the day.
You can read more about sun protection at How To Sun-Proof (And Age-Proof) Your Skin
We hope your camping vacation is a wonderful experience and that you get plenty of fun time in the sun. Protect yourself from those harmful rays and your whole trip will be that much sweeter.