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Why do you get sunburned faster at the beach?

Summer comes and you want to go to the beach or outdoor pool to have fun, but many people worry about getting sunburned.

You can get sunburned even while walking, but do you think you get sunburned more than usual when you go to the beach? After a fun day at the beach, you can come home and feel your body burning from the sun.

Why do we get sunburned faster at the beach when exposed to the same amount of sun in the city and the beach? In this article, we want to explain why we get sunburned faster when we go to the beach.

Why do you get sunburned easily when going to the beach?

1. Unshielded direct sunlight
Why do you burn more easily when scuba diving at the same temperature than on land? It is simply because there is nothing to block the sun in the ocean. So you have to be exposed to a lot of direct sunlight.

2. Long exposure to direct sunlight
In addition, the amount of sun exposure is also higher than in normal life because you are exposed to the sun in light clothing or a swimsuit during peak UV emission hours. Ultraviolet rays are very strong between 10am and 2pm.

3. Up to 20% of light is reflected on the surface of water
Ultraviolet rays are reflected by the surface of the water, this amount can be up to 20%. That's one of the reasons why you get sunburned more than usual when bathing or scuba diving.

4. Up to 25% of light is reflected on the sand
The sandy beach at the coast also reflects UV light. The reflectivity on the sand beach is up to 25% while the reflectivity on the asphalt surface is about 10%. So it's twice the surface of the asphalt, so this reflection is also what causes you to get sunburned simply by being on the beach.

As mentioned above, getting sunburned at the beach is easier than usual. If you get wet while scuba diving, the sunscreen will be washed away by the water, making it less effective.

Claclac jackets block 98% of the sun's ultraviolet rays, no matter how strong the sunlight. If you don't want to get sunburnt when you go to the beach, wear it.

Of course, it's easy to get sunburned on the beach or on sunny summer days, but even on cloudy days you can get sunburnt. If you want to learn more read the article below: Sun protection even on cloudy days?

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