All About Salve: Skin Ointments for Beach Vacations

Swimming, diving, snorkeling, and other water sports can make one feel like staying on the beach forever. Unfortunately, these fun moments can only last as long as your vacation period. The best that you can do is to make the most out of it. Beach bums who plan to maximize their time on the beach can do well with a few skin ointments that are fit for the beach.

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First on the list is a sunscreen lotion or sunblock. Staying out in the sun requires extra amount of protection from the sun. A sunscreen lotion is essential in protecting the skin against the harmful rays of the sun and minimizing the risk of sunburn. Your best bet are products that offer a broad spectrum protection, a minimum of SPF 15, and water resistant. Moisturizers or hydrating lotions are also handy while you are on a beach holiday. You can apply it at night before going to bed to replenish the lost moisture from a whole day out in the sun. There are cream and water-based moisturizers to fit different skin type needs.

Skin ointments that address injuries or irritation on the skin should also be a part of your beach skin care list. There is always a risk for insect bites, skin irritation, stings, and scratches when people go out to the beach. As such, it pays to always have the first aid trio of Calamine Lotion, Antibiotic Ointment, and Insect Repellant in your beach bag. Calamine lotion helps soothe skin irritations, insect bites, and bee stings while a triple antibiotic ointment would be your best choice in treating scrapes, cuts, and burns.

Aside from these skin ointments, you can add a packet of vinegar on your list just in case one encounters a jellyfish while frolicking in the water. Vinegar is an efficient first aid treatment for jelly fish stings. Apply a “better safe than sorry” policy on your beach escapades to make the most out of your summer vacation. It’s better to have all your tubes for skin care and protection with you before flying off to that exotic beach destination.

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