How To Protect Your Skin While Sailing – A Complete Guide

A 4Yacht sailing trip would be wonderful if the climatic conditions are favourable. This means, it is a sunny day and the wind breeze are slowly hitting you.  However, make sure this sunshine is not adversely affecting your body. There can be chances that these rays are causing tans on your face, neck and shoulders. Further, it could be dehydrating your body making your lips dry and white scales might eventually be appearing on your hands and legs which are really a sort of irritating situation.

Precautions to be taken

You could use these tips to protect yourself from the harmful UV sun radiations.

  • Masking the exposed skin with a good sunscreen lotion. Ensure this fluid is tagged with an SPF above 15 and below 20 which is the normal range. First, try on your underarms to confirm that this product is not reacting with your skin. Moreover, this should be waterproof so that your sweating may not cause your lotion to fade away. In addition, you need to apply this almost every two hours as their effect may be reduced.
  • Wear on your hats. It is a fact that sunburns could appear on your scalp also that could produce the itchiness. However, a hat would screen your hair and scalp from getting dry and frizzy. Firmly tightening your hat so that it does not fly away when the wind is blowing.
  • Protection for your eyes. Prolonged exposure to the rays can cause serious problems like cataract and macular degeneration. You can avoid this by using sunglasses made of a quality lens.
  • Shield yourself with enough clothing material. This could keep off the direct hitting of radiations on your body.

You could also replenish yourself frequently by drinking water and nourish your skin with a good moisturizer so that an oil layer is always there for protecting you.