Sunshine – who doesn’t love it, especially in the winter time! If only sunshine loved our skin as much as we loved it, however, this is not the case! The sun’s harmful UV rays can wreak havoc on our skin even on cloudy days so it’s important to keep yourself protected whenever possible – and this doesn’t necessarily always have to be with sunscreen. If you’re hosting your next outdoor event and looking for a way to protect your guests from the sunshine, our Bedouin stretch tents are an ideal option. Flexible, easy to be set-up and cost-effective, Sky Tents has you covered!
If shelter and sunscreen are not an option for protecting yourself from the harsh sunshine, here are a few tips on how best to shield your skin:
Step 1: If the weather is not too warm, wear long-sleeved clothes when heading outdoors. Items that are darker in colour are more effective in protecting your skin than lighter coloured clothes. If you’re at the beach or the pool and don’t want to wear long-sleeved clothes, you could also wear a light t-shirt to cover your torso.
Step 2: You can also wash your clothes with a UV-repellent laundry detergent if you are especially sensitive to the sun. The detergent coats your clothes with microscopic crystals which help to prevent UV rays from penetrating the fabric.
Step 3: Wear accessories that will help to shield you from the sun such as a wide-brimmed hat or even a simple cap. Straw hats are not effective as the holes in the material still allow harmful UV rays to penetrate through to your skin! You can also protect your eyes with UVA or UVB protected sunglasses.
Step 4: If you are very worried about being sunburned on an especially hot day, avoid going outdoors between the hours of 10am – 3pm as this when the sun’s rays are at their warmest and most dangerous.
Step 5: Find the shade! It’s as simple as standing under a tree, an awning or carrying a UV filtered umbrella. If you are hosting an outdoors event, hiring one of our chic Bedouin stretch tents is a sure-fire way to keep your guests protected!
As top Bedouin stretch tent manufacturers all our tents are 100% waterproof, fire retardant and UV resistant. Host an outdoor event to remember with Sky Tents and get in touch for a quote on: 031 700 2863 for more information.