Boating vacations, here’s how to protect your body from the sun!

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A romantic vacation with your partner, a week at the beach with friends, or an offshore weekend to dampen city boredom. If you are planning to go to the sea, you need to focus more than usual on your skin: water, saltiness, sun and wind are in fact likely to ruin it. That’s why, to enjoy sea life without mishaps and nasty surprises, you need an essential and smart beauty case. That’s right, because when you’re on a boat, sun exposure becomes much more intense than when you’re at the beach or pool because the water reflects more than 30 percent more of the sun’s rays. If, therefore, the ‘protection factor’ must always be at the top of your thoughts, for the boating vacation this advice must become a peremptory norm!

First rule: turn up the filters. Slathering your face and body with a higher Spf (Solar Protection Factor) is essential during your days on the boat when wind and saltiness dry out your skin.You first need waterproof, water- and sweat-resistant sunscreens that will defend you in every situation. An excellent cosmetic is milk: it has a light consistency that dries immediately, without making the skin greasy. Don’t forget a full-screen stick to use as protection on the lips or as a barrier in case of redness on the nose, forehead and cheekbones, the most delicate and sensitive areas. Even a bottle of thermal water can become a great ally: on a boat, fresh water is a precious commodity, and with this product you refresh your skin and get rid of some of the saltiness (without any complaints from the rest of the crew!).

Finally, here are two elements that should not be underestimated when choosing sunscreen for your vacation: the coordinates-the difference in latitude in fact greatly affects the strength of the radiation-and the characteristics of your skin. Essential details for choosing the protection factor to rely on.

One last tip: remember that the cream should be applied several times throughout the day (ideally, every three hours) and, even more so, immediately after taking a bath, even if the package says ‘water resistant’. Be careful not to forget your instep, ears, the back of your knees, and the back of your neck-that’s where you get burned most frequently! And now get ready to quietly enjoy all the positives of the sunshine.

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