Sunburn Protection for Swimmers – Suntan or Sunburn Can be Controlled
Swimming outside in Orlando without getting burned can be a challenge. Between meets and workouts, you have to find the products that work for you. It might be a cream or lotion, or maybe the clothing you wear between events. It could even be your suit; some swimwear provides protection from the sun.
While you are swimming outside, you need to protect your skin from the sun’s rays – both UVA and UVB. There are a multitude of sunscreen and sun block products that can do this; how well they work, and how well you like them is going to take some trial and error on your part.
The first thing to consider is SPF (Sun Protection Factor). This gives a numeric value to compare one product to another. The SPF tells how much longer you can stay out before burning than when you are not using a sun protection product. This does not mean that you should stay in the sun longer, just that you are getting more protection from a higher SPF compared to a lower SPF.