Sand between the toes, the abundance of fauna and flora and those beautiful surroundings could be just a couple of reasons why many people in Australia head to the beach. It is certainly a place to unwind and relax and also a goldmine for the beach fishing enthusiasts. However, being out in the sun, sand and salt water for longer can take a toll on your skin. The summer sun dehydrates you and the UVA and UVB rays are both damaging to the skin and the hair.
Here are few skin care tips to help you better enjoy your beach fishing.
- Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen
You must be aware of this, but hear us out. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen before heading out to the beach and taking other sun protection measures should be a top priority when it comes to skin care. This is essential because spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing. So, to decrease this risk use sunscreen formulated with SPF 30 or more, wear a hat and polarised sunglasses to reduce the glare of the sunlight reflecting off the water surface allowing you to see beneath the water to spot the fish. Also, remember to reapply the sunscreen every two hours. As you are on the beach, use water-resistant sunscreens.
- Hydrate yourself
Hydration is very important not just for proper functions of the organs but for the skin as well. Instead of chips and other unhealthy foods, pack a cooler filled with fresh fruits like watermelon, oranges, apples, leafy greens, water and juices. This will help you keep hydrated and at the same time provide your body with antioxidants that help to protect the skin cells from damage. Additionally, drink at least 10 glasses of water throughout the day because when you sweat more, you need more amount of water to replenish.
- Never exfoliate your skin before the beach trip
Exfoliating is an important part of the daily skin care regime but when heading to the beach it is a big NO. The reason is simple, exfoliation opens up the pores thereby deep cleansing the skin. This leaves the skin tender and sensitive, now when you step out on to the beach, the sun rays tend to burn the sensitive skin causing burns and other skin problems. So, it is better that you avoid the step of skin care regime when you have to go to the beach. However, you can exfoliate later when you return back.
- Treat skin damage
With as much protection as you use such as applying the right sunscreen or wearing a hat, still, there will be some level of damage to your skin. So, you will need to treat it, it could be as simple as applying a calming lotion to reduce the inflammation quickly or you can undertake cosmetic treatment to reduce redness and pigmentation. Photorejuvenation and exfoliation treatments can help improve sun-damaged skin, depending on the area and the skin type. For more information on how these treatments work you can visit aestheticdevices.com.au.
The above-mentioned are skin care tips to help you have a fun-filled day while fishing at the beach.