MUJTHABA SAEED - 25 Oct 2022

How To Protect Your Skin When You're In The Maldives

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Given the climate, today, where the sun’s heat is overwhelming, going to the beautiful white pristine beaches of Maldives requires skin protection. The sun can damage the skin, that is general knowledge, so skincare or skin protection is highly needed, even or especially since the wind breeze in the Maldives is cool. 

The soft and gentle breeze calms you into a false sense of sanctuary, and before you know it, the sun has not just kissed but burnt your skin. This can ruin your one-in-a-lifetime luxurious experience on the Island of Maldives. 

So, how to protect your skin when you are on the majestic Island of Maldives? I got you on that! Here are some tips to prevent you from damaging your skin and saving your vacation.

4 Tips To Protect Your Skin From Sun While on Vacation

The most important thing you need to do is apply sunscreen, wear UPF clothes, wear a baseball cap instead of regular hats, and use antioxidant pills.

1. Don't Forget To Apply Sunscreen

Just so you know, prolonged exposure to the sun without protection causes wrinkles, aging, and other skin problems. I know that you just wanted to take away with you that perfect tan skin and memorable experiences, so how can you avoid skin damage? Well, using lotion with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) can help you defend your skin from the scorching rays of the sun. 

When you choose a sunblock, read the label carefully and look for a product that offers broad-spectrum protection. Most of us fail to realize that a high SPF only protects our skin from UVB protection, while a high spectrum protection sunscreen can safeguard your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The UVA is Ultraviolet A which has a longer wavelength and is associated with skin aging. At the same time, UVB means Ultraviolet B, which has a shorter wavelength and is associated with skin burning. 

So, choose the best sunscreen for the Maldives that prevents your skin from sunburn and aging. Also, apply sun protection 30 minutes before exposure to sunlight. This will ensure the absorption of the SPF into the skin and do not forget to reapply it regularly as you appreciate the beach while walking, enjoy the waters through swimming, or relish the whole experience with outdoor activities.

2. Wear Sun Protective Clothing / UPF Clothes

Buying new and trendy clothes is somewhat like necessary when you visit the Maldives to complete that aesthetically expensive look when you post your getaway in the Maldives on your social media. When you invest in that clothing, it is best to buy UPF clothes.

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. This clothing indicates how much UV radiation, both UVA and UVB, a fabric can allow reaching your skin; for example, a UPF 50 clothe can block up to 98 percent of the sun’s rays. In other words, UPF is like SPF designated for clothes.

3. Wear Hats, Caps, or Baseball Caps

Protecting your skin must be your utmost priority at the end of your mind. Going out to the beach on the Island of Maldives on a sunny day only wearing a regular hat will not be sufficient for your skin and scalp protection.