But, perhaps top of the list for many visitors, is the seemingly endless sunshine. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, it’s certainly an attractive climate all year round, but when you’re spending so much time outside in the soaring heat of the day, it’s so important to ensure you’re well protected. Enjoying the sunshine is wonderful, and it’s so easy to keep yourself safe with a little know-how. Here are 3 + 1 tips to ensure you are fully protected when you next visit Cyprus…
Avoid the midday sun
With so much to see and do in Cyprus, it can be tempting to spend all day out in the sunshine, but the sun is at its hottest in the middle of the day, typically between 12pm and 3pm. This is the time when you might find the heat a little overwhelming, and exposure to the sun can do the most damage. If you’re sunbathing during these hours you need to be extra cautious, it could result in sun stroke or leave you badly burnt. When you’re planning your itinerary why not schedule something indoors for these hours such as a meal in a restaurant, shopping for souvenirs or exploring a museum.
Wear sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses
Sun burn can really dampen your spirits on holiday, and once you’ve burnt, you’ll have to to stay out of the sun for the rest of your stay. Make sure you don’t burn by applying a high quality, high factor sun cream and ensure you re-apply according to the instructions. Remember, even on a cloudy day, the UV rays still penetrate through and you can still burn. A sun hat can help to keep the heat from the top of your head and reduce the risks of sun stroke, and remember to protect your eyes from the glare of the sun by wearing sunglasses.
Eat lighter and stay hydrated
A heavy meal eaten in the heat can leave you feeling sleepy and lethargic. When the temperatures soar, it’s a good idea to eat lighter meals. You’ll find no shortage of delicious, fresh salads available in restaurants and cafes all over the island. You should also be mindful to drink plenty of water, and alcohol is best avoided due to its dehydrating effects, or at least until the sun sets and the temperatures fall.
Pack light, free-flowing clothing
Thick tight-fitting clothing can become very uncomfortable once the temperatures rise. What might be ideal for summer weather back home, could be just too hot in the summer heat of Cyprus. Look for loose-fitting, flowing clothing to bring with you. Silk, linen and cotton are all good choices.
Stay safe and have a wonderful time
By following our advice you can protect your skin from the sun and truly enjoy the feeling of sunshine blazing down on you without worrying about any adverse effects. Whether you’re taking a hike, relaxing on the beach or enjoying water sports, remember to protect your skin and keep hydrated and you’ll have a wonderful time. A relaxing and luxurious location, sun-filled Cyprus is the perfect destination for medical tourism, both for the high-quality medical treatments and the joy of recuperating in such a beautiful place. For more information, get in touch today.
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