Sun Safety Tips for Your Vacation

Jan 29, 2015 (0) comment

Sun Safety Tips for Your Vacation

Waves crashing on the shore, feet in the sand and the hot sun beaming down on your skin.

Whether you are travelling for a family vacation, spring break, honeymoon or just because…travelling to hot sunny destinations has become a trend for many to relax and get away from the cold and everyday life.

Travelling with travel vacation insurance is important, but it is always important to take the necessary measures to protect yourself and your family while travelling to prevent things like sunstroke, heat stroke and sunburn from ruining your vacation. The following tips will help you to be prepared for your time in the sun.

Best time to enjoy outdoor activities is before 11a.m. and after 4p.m.

This is when the sun is not at it’s strongest, making it safer for you to enjoy those warm rays. If you are out during the sun’s peak hours, be sure to take lots of breaks in the shade.

Check the local UV (ultraviolet) index

Ultraviolet radiation is emitted by the sun (and other artificial sources). The higher the index, the higher the level of UV radiation and chances of sunburn. It is suggested that anyone who is out when there is a UV index 3 or more, must taken precautions to protect one’s self.

Use Sunscreen

To ensure proper protection, make sure your screen is a broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB) sunscreen. When swimming or perspiring excessively, use a waterproof sunscreen. Follow the directions on the bottle and reapply regularly. Remember, cloudy days require sunscreen too.

Dress Sun Smart

Wear loose fitting, tightly woven and light weight clothing. A wide brimmed hat that covers your face and shoulders will offer additional protection. Eyes are also sun sensitive, wearing dark tinted UVA/UVB protectant lenses can provide your eyes with the protection they need.

Seek Shade

Shade can be found in many places during your vacation. Find already existing shade under structures and trees or make your own shade with umbrellas and canopies. In the shade you can still enjoy the scenery, while taking a break from the harmful rays of the sun.

Drink Plenty of Water

Fun in the sun can lead to dehydration if care is not taken to ensure you are replenishing your fluids. While a tropical drink garnished with an umbrella is a great treat, this type of drink does not replace the fluids you lose from your daily activities in the heat. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and be sure to always have some handy for when you need it.

Always Purchase Travel Vacation Insurance Before You Travel

The above tips are a great guideline to being sun smart on your vacation and a great way to prevent unexpected claims from occurring. Travel vacation insurance can provide your family with Emergency Medical coverage should an unforeseen emergency occur, such as: heat stroke, heat rash, sunstroke and sunburns requiring emergency care.

Travel vacation insurance can help to provide you with better peace of mind while travelling. Travelance has a full suite of travel insurance products to meet most travellers’ needs. Based on your travel habits we can offer All-Inclusive, Annual and Emergency Medical Insurance options to protect you on your next sunny vacation.

If you would like to find out more information about travel vacation insurance, contact us today!

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