Health and Beauty Tips for a Lovely Vacation


Tips Toward A Beautiful Vacation

• Get a spray tan at a local spa here in Virginia Beach, or try one of the many self-tanning lotions on the market. However you fake it, the all-over bronzed look may keep you from spending too many hours in the sun trying to get darker.

• Use a waterproof sun block with an SPF of at least 30. (Dermatologists recommend the daily use of sunscreen to prevent skin damage, early aging and skin cancer.)

• Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside. Pay special attention to the nose, ears, shoulders, tops of the feet and collarbone.

• Reapply sunscreen often—at least every 2 hours. And definitely reapply after swimming or excessive sweating.

• Try to get some shade sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is when the UV rays are the strongest and can cause the most damage. Sit under an umbrella, or go grab some lunch to give your skin a break.

• Don’t forget about your lips! They are very prone to burning, so apply lip balm with SPF often throughout the day.

• Those with thin or thinning hair should pay serious attention to their scalp and tops of their heads. Either wear a hat or apply sunscreen to the scalp.

• Longer locks can also be protected from the sun and salty water by applying conditioner before swimming, using a protective hair spray and by wearing a hat.

• Wear UV protective sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and keep yourself from squinting, which causes deeper wrinkles if done excessively.

• If you’re spending the day at the pool, always rinse off after swimming. Chlorine dries out the skin and can cause nightmares for the hair.

• Take extra caution when you are on the beach.  Sand and water reflect the sun’s rays, increasing your chances of sunburn.

• After a long day in the sun, apply moisturizer with aloe. This will help soothe and hydrate
the skin.