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Staying Safe in the Lanzarote Sun

Staying Safe in the Lanzarote Sun: Tips for Enjoying the Island's Warm Climate

With an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and over 300 days of sunshine per year, it's no wonder that many people flock to the island to enjoy the sun. However, it's important to remember that with all that sunshine comes the risk of sunburn and heatstroke.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for staying safe in the Lanzarote sun while living on the island.

Understanding the Risks of Sun Exposure in Lanzarote

The sun in Lanzarote is incredibly strong, and the island's location near the equator means that the UV rays are particularly intense. This can make sunburn and heatstroke much more likely, even if you're only spending a short amount of time in the sun. It's important to be aware of the risks of sun exposure and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.

Preventing Sunburn and Heatstroke on the Island

The best way to stay safe in the Lanzarote sun is to prevent sunburn and heatstroke in the first place. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  • Wear sunscreen: It's important to wear sunscreen with a high SPF (at least 30) to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. Be sure to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear protective clothing: Clothing can also help protect you from the sun. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirts can help shield your skin from the sun.
  • Stay hydrated: It's easy to get dehydrated in the heat, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can dehydrate you further.
  • Take breaks in the shade: If you're spending a lot of time in the sun, be sure to take breaks in the shade to give your skin a rest.
  • Avoid the sun during peak hours: The sun is at its strongest between 11 am and 3 pm, so try to avoid spending too much time in the sun during these hours.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera for Sunburn Relief

Aloe vera is a natural remedy that is often used to soothe sunburned skin. The plant contains compounds called polysaccharides and glycoproteins that help to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as promote healing. Aloe vera gel can be applied directly to the skin to provide relief from sunburn. You can find aloe vera gel in most supermarkets and pharmacies, but you can also use the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf, which can be found in many gardens in the island.

In addition to its soothing properties, aloe vera gel can also help to moisturize the skin and prevent peeling, which can occur after a sunburn. It's a great natural alternative to chemical-laden sunburn relief products.

In conclusion

Living in Lanzarote can be a great experience, with its sunny and warm climate. However, it's important to be aware of the risks of sun exposure and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.

Wearing sunscreen, protective clothing, and staying hydrated, are some of the main ways to prevent the preventable while making your stay here all the more enjoyable (and safe)

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