Summer vacation is only a few short weeks away, making it time to prepare for fun around your Orange County swimming pool and landscaping. Soon you and your family will be able to spend more time lounging around, enjoying the sunniest spots in your outdoor living area. In addition to a fun swimsuit and pool toys or a chaise lounge and a good book, please remember to apply your sunscreen.
Whether you’re going to splash around in your Orange County swimming pool or do a little yard work beautifying your current Orange County landscaping, you’ll want to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before enjoying the sun. Pick a formula with a rating of at least 15 SPF and check to be sure it includes the ingredients avobenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide, which block dangerous UVA and UVB rays can eventually cause sunburn or, potentially in the long term, skin cancer. Don’t skimp on the sunscreen, either. You should see a film on your skin when you first apply it, which will be absorbed by the skin in 20-30 minutes, at which point you’ll know the sunscreen has reached its full effectiveness.
If you’re enjoying your Orange County swimming pool, reapply sunscreen after 80 minutes of water play, as well. Even waterproof formulas start to lose their effectiveness when in contact with water. The same principle applies to your Orange County landscaping duties, after a couple of hours, take a break from your garden and reapply sunscreen to keep your skin burn-free. Following these tips will enable you to enjoy your Orange County landscaping and swimming pool all season long!