Excessive sun exposure can cause sunburn, skin damage, skin cancer. It is very easy to get sunburnt in Tibet, especially if you’re trekking. Sunburn can be more than just uncomfortable. It usually will bring immediate pain and agony to you, and what’s the worse is that can lead to skin ageing and possible skin cancer in your later years .Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency, today will introduce you the way of taking right precautions before you enjoy the Tibet sun.
Sunscreen with a high sun protection factor, an adequately block UV sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, a few of light layers of clothing are good means of protection.
Check the SPF level of your sunscreen. The SPF means sun protection factor and the number tells you how long it will keep you protected in theoretically. For example, SPF 30 will keep you protected for 300 minutes. Pay attention to apply the sunscreen to your nose and lips and note how many hours it works.
Wear loose-fitting clothes that cover your arms, legs and neck. Light layers of clothing are your best choice, because the light colors can reflect the heat, but the dark cloth will absorb more light. Besides, some clothing also have a function to block the sun, even up to SPF 50. A wide-brimmed hat like the ones Tibetans wear is your best choice.
Choosing good quality sunglasses is very important because the long-term exposure to UV light can lead to cataracts. So you can ask an optometrist to check your old sunglasses weather can adequately block UV or not.
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