Slip, slop, slap, as an Australian these are 3 words that seem to be continuously repeated to us throughout our lives. After a while you get sick of hearing it, yet you will never forget it, except every time you go somewhere hot or the sun is out in full force!
I really wish I had of remembered these 3 wise words while I was on holidays a few years ago. I'm not tanned in the slightest, in fact I'm practically see through yet I didn't take this into consideration while I was lying on the beach in Sydney on one of the hottest days of the year. I was in a bit of pain on the car ride home, nothing major but when I got home and looked in the mirror I was purple! My sunburn was so bad that I had gone past the usual bright red colour to a deep purple. Little did I know I was in for a week of hell and my holiday was ruined.
For many people they look forward to their holiday overseas, swimming and lazing around on a beach they have never been to before but don't forget the sun is harsher in some countries then others. Make sure you come prepared with a bottle of sunscreen and a hat. You might look like a bit of a dag but who cares when you are saving yourself a lot of pain, iterally! How many people have you seen on holidays who on their first day get so sunburnt they are forced to sit under an umbrella somewhere completely covered from head to toe in shirts and towels so the sun doesn't touch them or someone who has their swimming costume outline so perfectly tattooed on them for the next few weeks.
If you are planning on going out in the sun make sure you go in the late afternoon when the sun isn't at its strongest and make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen. In the long run your skin will benefit and you won't end up looking like a lobster in any of your holiday photos!
When you next hire a car, leave a bottle of sunscreen in there so that you are constantly reminded to apply some! Book your next hire car online or give us a call on 1300 656 601 today!