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Turkish Sunshine – Staying Safe in the Sun

25th April 2016

Relaxing on a Turkish beach or enjoying all the fun that comes with exploring one of Turkey’s beach resorts is something many people will want to do on their holiday. But many people particularly people more use to a colder climate will not be aware of the risks and health dangers that come with being in the sun for too long.

To help all of those of you who aren’t used to Turkey’s glorious sunshine we’ve but together these helpful tips to ensure you and your family or friends stay safe and happy in the sun at all times.

Pack some Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential and you’ll probably need quite the supply of it, there’s many variants of sunscreen available and its strength is measured in factors. Many medical organizations recommend using at least factor 15 although if you can find higher then feel free to use it instead.

Another common mistake people make with sunscreen is only using it when they get to the beach, you should instead use it at least 20 – 30 minutes before exposing your skin to the sunshine. You should also not be liberal with it, use a good teaspoons amount on each part of your body that will be exposed to the sun.

Loose Fitting
If your plan to do all that sightseeing and exploring while the sun is blazing then make sure to dress in loose fitting clothes. Light weight coloured cotton clothes are some of the best options open to you and don’t forget a sun hat and sunglasses. Don’t worry about fashion you’re dressing for comfort and safety in the sun.

Drink Up
Yes technically this can be many different fluids/drinks but try to stick to the lighter cleaner ones to reach the best effects, water or juices for example. Ideally if you’re going to be in the sun for long periods of time you should try to drink between 1.5 – 2 litres of fluid a day. Whatever you do don’t skip drinks because if you’re not properly hydrated then you’ll be at risk from heat stroke and also risk dehydration.

Keep an Eye on Children
Children’s skin is very delicate and susceptible to sunburn so you should make sure you always keep an eye on them. Regularly top up their sunscreen and make sure it’s reapplied if they venture into the water as this will wash it away.

Check the Time/ Weather Reports
The weather can be checked in a variety of ways and there’s a number of good weather apps you can easily check on the go (Yahoo Weather, The Weather Channel and Arcus to name just a few examples). Remember the sun is usually at its brightest in the early afternoon so try to make sure you don’t spend too much time in the sun during this time.

Written by David Varty - YellAli Content Team

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