Travel Tips: Sun Exposure

Traveling this summer? ADC’s Travel Clinic has some advice.

Sun exposure

  • Remember that sun intensity is greater in the tropical regions.
  • Limit exposure by using sunscreen of at least SPF 15 that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation.
  • Apply sunscreen to clean, dry skin 30 to 60 minutes before exposure to UV rays.
  • If you anticipate swimming or excessive perspiration, use a water-resistant formula and reapply every one to three hours. But remember that reapplication does not extend the time of protection.

Other recommended sun protective measures

  • Wear hats;
  • Wear loose fitting, tightly woven, light colored clothing;
  • Avoid midday sun exposure. UV radiation is strongest between 11a.m. and 4p.m.;
  • Wear sunglasses for protection against glare and squinting.

If you are using any over the counter or prescription medications, consult the packaging and/or your physician to determine if there might be any photosensitivity reactions.


  1. Thanks for the amazing article & tips.