Everyone knows that too much sun can turn your dream holiday on a tropical beach in Patong into a nightmare. We certainly don’t want you to suffer the pain and, let’s face it, the embarrassment of having that happen to you.
In honour of seeing that May 27th has been declared as Sunscreen Day, we thought we’d list 3 of the top sunscreens on the market so you’ll arrive in Patong fully prepared to make the most of your holiday on Phuket.
We’ll also pass along 5 of the best home remedies that will help you salvage your holiday if you happen to go out to the beach or pool without slathering on that protective sunscreen.
Top 3 SunscreensWe’ll start with listing the top 3, best sunscreens on the market, according to dermatologists. These sunscreens differ in characteristics, but all of them offer good, basic protection from the sun that will enable you to enjoy your holiday in Patong.
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-spectrum SPF 46 Facial SunscreenIt’s a mouthful of a name, but it offers some of the best protection combined with moisturising ingredients that give your skin a fighting chance against the dehydrating effects of the sun. Although it says ‘facial’ in the name, this paraben and fragrance-free lotion is effective on every area of exposed skin.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch Sunscreen SPF 100+The first thing you notice about this product is that it has almost twice the SPF factor of most sunscreens. It’s designed for long beach days when the protection a sunscreen affords you tends to fade after a couple of hours. Starting out with a higher SPF factor provides insurance against long days spent in the sun.
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive SPF 30+This natural mineral sunscreen is designed for sun-lovers who have sensitive skin. It’s irritating chemical, paraben fragrance-free to provide maximum protection to those who have sensitive skin. As an extra, the bottle turns blue when it’s exposed to UV rays, serving as a reminder to reapply the lotion from time to time.
Top 5 Home Remedies for SunburnIf you somehow forgot to apply sunscreen before your day at the beach or pool, you’re probably now paying for it. It’s unfortunate, but rest assured, it’s happened to everybody. That’s why there are so many home remedies to choose from in dealing with the pain and discomfort of sunburn.
While you’re waiting for your skin to perform its magic and rejuvenate itself, here are some of the best remedies we’ve heard to help you retain your sanity and give your skin a bit of a helping hand in healing itself. Remember, nothing works instantly. Your skin has been damaged and only time will get you to feeling like your old self again. But these home remedies can help.
Aloe Vera Can Help the Healing ProcessAloe Vera leaves contain a soothing, natural gel that speeds up the skin’s recovery process. It’s why so many skin products contain Aloe Vera gel. You can purchase Aloe Vera gel or lotion at any pharmacy in Patong, or you can buy the Aloe Vera plant at any nursery and apply the gel directly to your sunburn.
Milk Provides a Protein that Helps Ease Sunburn PainMake a compress and dip it into milk to provide a bit of relief from sunburn pain. Milk creates a protein film on your skin that helps ease the discomfort.
Moisturise Your SkinThe simple fact is that burns dry out materials and your skin has been burnt. Keeping your skin moisturised after a bath or shower and maintaining moisture in your skin after a sunburn is one of the best ways to avoid peeling. It also helps in the healing process.
Avoid Pain, Itchiness and Inflammation by Using VinegarWhite vinegar contains acetic acid that helps ease the pain, itchiness and inflammation of sunburn. Soak paper towels in vinegar and apply them directly to the sunburn. You'll smell like salad dressing, but you'll feel much better. If the itching gets too bad, try soaking in a bath with two cups of vinegar added to the bath water.
Tannic Acid in Tea Leaves Can Ease the Heat of SunburnIf your sunburned skin is feeling hot, due to the increased blood circulating in the burned area, you can ease that heated feeling by using a compress of black tea. Simply brew a pot of black tea, refrigerate it, then once it’s cooled use it in a cold compress.
Bring Your Sunscreen to Patong when You ComePatong is a fantastic place to spend your holiday in Phuket, just be sure and bring your sunscreen with you when you come. And Rentals for the Holidays can provide you with the perfect accommodations in Patong.
Whether you want to be close to all the action that the town offers or in a quieter part of town, Rentals for the holidays has plenty of quality accommodations to choose from. Contact us the next time you’re considering a Patong holiday.