Aruba Tanning Tips

a girl wearing a hat and getting a tan on a tropical beach
Getting a tan in Aruba is easy, but should be done responsibly.

Chillax! As you probably will be spending most of your Caribbean holiday on some of the best beaches of Aruba, you will get tanned. As Aruba’s sun is very strong, getting that classic Aruba tan is easy – even in the shade.

The hardest yet most important part is not to get sunburned.

Below you’ll find a few tanning tips to make sure you get a good tan responsibly without suffering from sunburn.

Aruba Tanning Tips

Hours of daylight in Aruba in 2020

– Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30, and use one that protects you from both UVA and UVB radiation. An SPF value of 30 means that only 1/30th of the burning radiation given off by the sun eventually will reach your skin.

– Always apply sunscreen. Even when the Aruba sky is overcast.

– If you plan to go swimming or snorkeling in Aruba, make sure you use waterproof sunscreen. When snorkeling, pay special attention to your neck and shoulders since these will be above the water most of the time. Many first time visitors to the island forget about this. Don’t be one of them.

– The same goes if you plan to go jogging in Aruba. As you’ll likely go out for a run in the early morning, the sun won’t be in its most powerful phase but it still will be strong. Wear sunscreen on the parts of your body that are most exposed.

– Reapply, reapply, reapply. Put fresh sunscreen on every few hours, even if your sunscreen is waterproof.

– Try to avoid direct exposure to sunlight between the hours of 10.30 AM and 2:30 PM during the first few days of your vacation in Aruba. The shade really is your best friend.

– use after sun lotion after spending a day in the sun. Preferably, you should buy one that contains aloe vera.

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Aruba Tanning Tips – Sunscreen for Children

Sunscreen can help to protect children’s skin from the damaging effects of the sun by blocking or absorbing UV radiation. It is important to choose a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) and to apply it to all exposed areas of the skin, including the face, ears, and neck. Sunscreen should be applied to the skin before going outdoors, and should be reapplied every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.

Aruba Tanning Tips – Sunscreen for Adults

It is generally recommended that adults wear sunscreen to protect their skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation can cause sunburn, skin aging, and skin cancer, and everyone, regardless of age, is at risk of these effects.

Aruba Tanning Tips – After Sun Lotions

Don’t forget to replenish your skin and apply some after sun lotion with aloe vera after a day at the beach.

Protect Your Eyes

Don’t forget to bring a good pair of UV Sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight. Just remember, the sunrays don’t just come from above, they are reflected by both sand and water. 90% of UV rays penetrate clouds, and reflections from water increase UV rays by up to 50%.

Below you’ll find a few suggestions.

Protect Your Feet

Even though the sand on the beaches of Aruba is white, it can get extremely hot around noon. The soles of your feet will easily get burned. Wear some flip-flops to protect your feet from the heat. More colors and sizes can be chosen after clicking the links below.

Protect Your Neck

A bandana can provide some protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but it is generally not considered to be an effective way to protect the skin from the sun. While a bandana can shade the face and neck, it does not provide full coverage and may not adequately protect the skin from UV radiation.