Sunbathe gradually with care
Always sunbathe gradually with care. You should start with 15 to 20 minute sessions and increase gradually, never exceeding two hours of continuous exposure. Do not try to achieve a suntan all at once or your health and skin will suffer.
Always use a product with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and a higher SPF for the face and other sensitive areas. Apply liberally half an hour before starting to sunbathe, even if it is cloudy, and repeat the process every two hours, and always after each swim.
Keep using sunscreen even if it is cloudy or you are under a parasol. Keep in mind that you can also be affected by the sunlight reflecting off the sand or water, or by the sunlight passing through the parasol fabric and the clouds.
At the beach, be especially mindful of the areas of your body that are most sensitive to the sun: face, ears, neck, bald head, shoulders, chest, hands and the tops of your feet. In addition, protect your lips by using a lip balm with SPF. Protect especially scars and areas of skin that may be damaged or wounded.
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