Now that summer is in full swing, it’s easy to get caught up in those long days in the sun playing a sport or just lounging without looking after how much exposure to the sun you’re getting. Everybody knows that overexposure to sun is a bad thing; we’ve all learned our lessons through painful sunburns that linger even after the redness has subsided. But it doesn’t even take that much sun to cause damage, which is why it is important to be vigilant about protecting yourself when you know you’re going to be outdoors all day. This goes double for divers who will be exposed to the sun and its reflection for several hours — a little sun on a boat goes a long way. Here are just a few of our suggestions from LeisurePro’s selection for keeping your sun exposure at bay while you enjoy the gorgeous summer days.
Sunscreen is the most effective way of protecting your skin from the sun, short of staying out of the sun altogether. It’s portable, it’s easily accessible, and it comes in a wide range of protection levels and methods of use, which makes this a product that virtually everyone can use. It’s probably one of the most forgotten items of the summer by at least half the population of wherever you are. If you go an entire day without sunscreen on the beach, a hike, or just in your yard, you are going to feel it. Be prepared with Sun Bum‘s awesome line of UV-protective products, which includes lip balm, lotions, continuous sprays, a face stick, and even aloes to cool your skin after a good splash of sun. Sun Bum products are made from a sweat and waterproof hypoallergenic formula that is oil-free, for non-greasy coverage. Sun Bum is also one of a few companies to get the stamp of approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation, an internationally recognized educational leader in skin cancer prevention. Make sunscreen a part of your daily life this summer!
Sunglasses are a uniquely personal item. They hide your identity while still being stylish, and people will pay big bucks to get just the right pair. That passion for sunglasses is good, because sun exposure is just as detrimental for your eyes as it is for your skin. Sunglasses are all that stand between your eyes and the damaging rays of the sun, so make sure you’ve got those peepers protected. For divers, polarized sunglasses can take a lot of the squint out of a nice sunny day out on the boat, but polarization isn’t just useful at sea. It cuts down hugely on the sun’s reflection off everything, so to minimize the consequences for your eyesight, try to go for polarized lenses.
This item is a little more specific to divers, or anyone who may be enjoying a boat, because of the drying and cooling properties it possesses. The Body Rag towel measures 33 inches by 13 inches, and each side has a different texture for separate functions. The smooth, micro-porous side quickly absorbs water for fast drying, while the waffle-textured opposite side uses that water to cool you down under the sun. For a sunny day of diving, this towel makes an awesome dual-purpose choice! Available in 3 colors.