Staying Sun Safe While Hiking and at the Beach This Spring Break

Written by T. McDonough on March 31, 2013

Spring break is here and as students get out of classes a lot of families are starting to prepare for vacation getaways. While I have many amazing memories of visiting Florida’s beaches, and hiking in the beautiful Arizona mountains I also have some pretty memorable sunburn stories too! LOL! Let me tell you that those were some painful lessons, and if I could go back in time I would have taken my portable umbrella and some sunscreen along with me!

portable umbrella, shade umbrella

Take your portable umbrella on Spring Break with you, and your memories will be about the fun you had and not the sun burn you got!

Hopefully, you’ll learn a tip or two from my mistakes, and leave at the end of your vacation completely sunburn-free. Here are some of the top sun safety tips that have been tailored to the top two trips people will be taking this spring. With these tips in mind you will be able to lay out at the beach, and enjoy the Arizona hike sunburn free!

Staying Sun Safe While Hiking

Hiking is a great spring break excursion that many families choose to take over break. While it’s great for your health to work up a sweat climbing the trails, it can also be dangerous because of the long hours exposed to the sun. Here are some suggestions that will keep you safe in the sun while you trek across the trails.

  1. Remember to wear light colored, light-weight clothes. This helps to reflect more of the suns heat, which keeps you cooler, and wearing lighter materials allow sweat to evaporate more quickly. I’m sure you’ll appreciate that and so will your friends!
  2. Be sure to wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection. This helps protect the delicate skin around your eyes as well as your eyes themselves. Wear a wide brimmed hiking hat for extra protection. Hats are a great way to protect your scalp, face, neck and ears, which are all areas highly sensitive to the sun.
  3. Don’t forget to lather up with sunscreen and bring along your portable umbrella especially if you’re going to take time to stop for breaks. My JoeShadeportable UV umbrella has been with me for years and works great!

Keeping Cool and Sun Safe Under a Portable Umbrella at the Beach

The beach is a fantastic vacation and most popular getaway for spring break. However, for many people it can be their time that year exposing themselves to the sun for hours. To keep sunburn at bay, remember to be sun savvy and plan ahead.

portable umbrella for the beach gives you a fantastic option for staying out of the sun when you feel the rays start to burn your skin. It also allows you to be protected from the sun rays while enjoying the weather and sound of the waves. Don’t forget the sun rays are strongest between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Why not try an early morning or late afternoon trip? With these tips in mind you’ll be sure to stay cool and safe while enjoying yourself on the beach.

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