How to stay safe in the sun

By | 15 July, 2017 | 0 comments

Club MAC suncare

At Club MAC Alcudia we can guarantee weeks and weeks of beautiful summer sunshine. Whether you choose to stay on the resort and enjoy our entertainment programme, swimming pools and beautiful grounds, or you prefer to hit the beach and swim in the sea, you’ll love the weather while you’re here.

If you’re not used to long term sun, or haven’t stocked up on the sun screen before you left home, don’t worry. We have plenty of brands available in our hotel shop, so you can be sure to stay safe in the rays.

July is one of the hottest months in Majorca, with highs of 35 plus often expected. We want everyone to enjoy their holiday with us, and we know that too much sun can not only cause sunburn, but also sunstroke. So, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you and your family stay safe in the sunshine at Club MAC.

Don’t forget that kids and teens might need an extra nudge to remember to apply sunscreen and take care in the strong sun, so it’s always worth reiterating!

Meet the Suncare Central team

Suncare Central regularly visits Club MAC to talk to our guests about how to avoid sunburn and other conditions. Around 70 per cent of health problems reported by tourists are sun related, and Suncare have the expertise and products, along with a personalised service, to help mitigate this. Their products are organic and 100 per cent natural and will help you beat the heat while you stay with us.

Relax in the shade

When the sun is at its hottest in the day (typically between 11 and 3pm, stay in the shade as much as possible. One of the easiest and simplest ways to protect your skin, shade is available by our pools with umbrellas and parasols.

Take shelter under a tree, or make sure your table is under a canopy. If you’re really feeling the burn, go inside and have a siesta until the temperature cools down a not.

Just because you’re in the shade doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply sunscreen, however. Strong sun and UV rays can easily penetrate certain fabrics and reflect off the ground or swimming pool, so you still need to make sure your skin is protected.

Cover up your skin

Another simple way to protect your skim is by covering up. The more skin that’s covered, the better. Today it’s easy to find UV protective wet suits, t shirts and tops for children and adults so if you want pool time, consider buying some of these.

Outside of the pool, stock up with loose fitting clothes in darker colours. Remember that wet clothing allows more UV through so don’t rely on the t-shirt you wore in the sea.

Don’t forget a hat – preferably with a wide brim. This is the ideal way to protect your nose, face and neck. Sunglasses are also essential but be careful when buying. Don’t rely on cheap brands, which may not have the best protection. Look out for the CE and British Standard mark, a 100 per cent UV protection label and UV 400 label to be sure they will protect you as much as possible.

Use sunscreen

Although it’s true that sun cream will never completely protect your skin from the sun. they are very useful. The combination of shade, covering up and sun cream is optimal to avoid too much exposure to UV rays.

When you buy sunscreen select one with an SPF (Sun protection factor) or at least 15 and a high star rating of a least four stars (UVA protection).

Research has shown that people who use sunscreen feel they can lay out in the sun longer with no problem. However, this isn’t the case, so don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Even if you have covered your body in sunscreen, you can easily still burn.

  • Make sure you use enough sunscreen – many people don’t
  • Reapply regularly, even if it says, ‘once a day’
  • Use it alongside shade and clothing
  • Don’t spend longer in the sun just because you’re wearing it
  • Don’t store it in hot places as it can ruin the protective chemicals
  • Don’t forget to check the expiry date – most only last two years maximum

And finally, enjoy the sunshine with us!


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