Stay super in the sun :D

Okay, so yeah I haven’t posted in like foreverrrrr! I have a totally good reason for that though and here’s why:

Uni work

Looking for a job

Holiday packing

ON HOLIDAY!!!!

 

It doesn’t sound like a lot but it so was! And alas, I am back from Crete and I am as tanned as… a really tanned person. During Crete I got sunburnt and I had sunstroke so I am going to write some super tips of how to stay safe and super in the sun and some fixes for nasties!

 

1. Obvious but sun lotion.

You gotta start with 20. I think everyone should. I use oil because I don’t tan easily, neither do I sunburn easily so for a quick tan I used spf 15 oil. MISTAKE AND A HALF! In one day I was burnt and it was painful just wearing a bra 😐 so I used spf20 lotion all over for the next day and every day after that I used it for my sunburn.

2. Quickest fix for sunburn.

For the pain, a cooling after sun should help but not a lot – you need to get rid of it asap! The next day stay in the shade whilst topping up regularly with a higher sun lotion all over. If you don’t shade it up you will blister (henceforth peeling – I don’t know if henceforth works in this sentence but it sounded right.) Staying in the shade will keep you protected and you can still get a tan this way! I also recommend using a lightweight shirt to cover the really sore bits. Keeping the higher factor on your sunburnt bits until they are gone and staying in the shade for at least one day will help it go super quick and you can sunbathe without shade after just one shady day!

3. WAAAAATER!

I know it’s boring and obvious but you must drink plenty and not tequila sunrises or coke – we’re talking water here. I had sunstroke and it was bloody horrible! I had the shakes, a headache for 3 days, nausea, abdominal pains, dizziness – and plenty of other nasty stuff. I urge you to keep sipping water regularly!

4. Rewind the sun stroke.

It takes a day or two to get rid of it completely but you must follow these steps as soon as you feel the symptoms because the quicker you act – the quicker it will go. Oh and you got to do it for at least one whole day even if you think it’s gone cause it can creep up on you again super quick.

A) Seek shade in your hotel room.

Stick a DVD on or read a magazine. It’s boring and you are on a sunny holiday but you don’t wanna be on a hospital bed after passing out and vomiting on other holiday makers.

 

B) Sip water regularly.

One big cup every half hour should suffice. BUT SIP IT – downing it will make nausea feel worse.

 

C) Eat.

I didn’t want to eat anything but as soon as I was forced to by my boyfriend, I felt a lot better. Salads, fruit and bland chicken are good. Try a chicken salad sandwich with wholegrain bread. It’s super tasty and it has your carbs, protein and vitamins & minerals.

 

5. Moisturise every day.

It keeps your tan in for longer and keeps your skin radiant and bootiful! Keep this up even when you’re back in Britain!

 

I hope you like my tips for summer and let me know what your tips are!

 

I’m back in the game for good so keep posted,

Ellie..xx

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