What Could Possibly Ruin your Maui Vacation? 10 Tips to Protect Yourself
While the balmy breeze filled mornings melt away into lazy afternoons, what peeks behind our Haleakala mountain is our vibrant Hawaiian sun. With hours of all year round warm tropical sunshine filled days to splash and enjoy your time in, sunburns are no fun!
Take proper precautions so you can return home with a sun-kissed Maui tan instead of a burning Santa coat of redness.
Remember Hawaii is just 23 degrees north of the equator and it’s much easier to get burned here than back home. Before diving into your sun-worshipping afternoons, read up on the latest tips to help protect yourself from these famous ultraviolet boo hoo vacation stealer.
1. Get sunscreen that is spf 15 or higher.
2. Be serious about sunscreen and choose what’s safe. These days there are two different types of sunscreens, chemical sunscreen and mechanical sunscreen. Be sure to read up on the latest research and find out what sunscreen works best.
3. Apply sunscreen 15-20 minutes before you expose yourself to the sun.
4. Avoid mineral and baby oils. They are not absorbed into the skin and can cause sun blisters.
5. Keep your sunshine activities planned for the morning and take your shady chill time in the afternoon when the sunshines light is the strongest from 10am – 4pm.
6. Cloudy days are still not an excuse. You can get a pretty good burn from the reflection of the sun off the water. If you plan to be out on the water with any activity like a boat ride, whale watch tour or stand up paddleboard adventure don’t forget a long sleeve rash guard and hat. Make sure you choose a hat that will stay on during our Maui tradewind days.
7. Cover up. If you plan to be out on the water with any activity like a boat ride, whale watch tour or stand up paddleboard adventure don’t forget a long sleeve rash guard and hat. Make sure you choose a hat that will stay on during our Maui tradewind days.
8. Wrap on your favorite sunglasses. That’s a must! Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory good shades protect your eyes from UV radiation.
9. Find shade. Bring an umbrella to the beach or go early to snag a seat under a shade tree.
10. It’s a good idea to choose reef safe sunscreen. After all chemicals contained in sunscreen can be harmful to the reef. We only have one shot at saving our coral reefs and your choice matters on a collective level.
Research and get the safe sunscreen that will protect you.
Need ideas of where to shop for sunscreen on Maui give our on island vacation rental experts a call at 866-572-2664.