Protect yourself while having fun!
Sandos Hotels & Resorts in Mexico wants to make sure that guests are enjoying their stay but also protecting themselves from the sun.
Here are their 6 tips to protecting your skin:
6. Prepare your body for the sun
When visiting their buffet restaurants, remember that they offer an extensive variety of delicious food. Choose foods that help your skin to be ready, strong and resistant to UV rays.
These are red fruits, leafy greens, apples, olive oil, etc. Remember that this big selection of fruits and salads are also available during lunch and dinner. Make this food part of your diet during your vacation since you’ll be exposing your skin to the sun in a very different way than you do at home.
5. What type of skin do you have?
Choose the sunscreen that best fits you. Everyone is completely different and has specific needs. It’s necessary to define our pigmentation in order to use the proper sunscreen. The lighter someone’s skin tone, the more sensitive it will be to the sun, so the FPS needs to be higher.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your lips also have a very different skin type, so don’t forget them; most travelers believe they can use the same sunscreen for their lips, but keep in mind that they might need more moisturizer.
4. Choosing sunscreens for your beach vacation
The best ingredient to protect your skin is zinc oxide, which is used in most of sunscreens in Mexico. In addition to protecting from the sun, it also has analgesic properties, which means it shouldn’t cause any pain or effect if your skin has an eruption or injury, and in fact it may accelerate the healing process.
CAUTION: Some sunscreens are made with a toxic substance known as oxybenzone, which, according to studies by the FDA, causes a negative impact on the ocean, on the coral reef, and also on you. Sandos definitely recommend checking the ingredients in your sunscreen of choice to avoid this substance. Do it for yourself, but also for the planet.