If you’re heading to an exotic retreat for some summer-like lovin’ this Valentine’s Day, you’re not going to feel too affectionate if you head back to your hotel room looking like a lobster.
First of all, you have to use some kind of defense against the sun’s scorching rays. Whether you use sun protective clothing or SPF lotion is up to you, but ideally you would use both.
A study conducted by the CDC found that only 30 percent of women apply sunscreen at all. Your man is even more likely to step off the beach with raccoon eyes—only about 15 percent of men use SPF lotion.
Although perhaps this isn’t the sexiest statistic to share as we’re nearing Valentine’s Day, using sunscreen with an SPF of 16 can lower your risk of invasive melanoma by 70 percent. Increase the SPF and reduce your exposure to the sun’s harmful rays even more.
If you really want to stay sexy on your next romantic vacation, add another element of defense with sunblock clothing. It’s fashionable and functional, blocking 98 percent of UVA and UVB rays and keeping you covered with 50+ UV protection.