Sunburn info when in San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sunburn info when in San Juan Reviews
Sunburn avoidance and info on treating it too Aug 15, 2010
If you look at a map you could figure this out and if you're an avid user of this site, this should be easy knowledge, but if you're newer to TravBuddy-welcome!
Anyway, Puerto Rico is probably farther south than Hawaii or Cancun, so bring the sunblock or buy it when you get there on Day 1! Anyone is likely to burn, no matter how much melanin they were born with. I didn't burn staying out on the beach 5 hours the first day, but I got close! While on the beach, you are sure to see locals and wise visitors slathering on the SFP, and for good reason. Put on something whether it's cloudy or sunny, whether you have tatoos or not, and no matter your complexion.
Getting a good tan never involves taking a nap. Treat your tan like a rotisserie, 15 minutes on your back, flip to the front, flip to the back, etc. I always like to go cool off in the water every half hour or so.
If you failed to read or hail the advice from the second paragraph and got a bit of burn, go stand in a cool shower in your hotel room or go wade in a shaded pool (don't go in the ocean, the light refracting onto your skin will make everything worst). Use some burn cooler or an aloe vera gel with lidocaine in it (green aloe vera products don't usually have a cooling alcohol or topical pain reliever). You can apply it every 10 minutes until it starts to feel like a film. If you have down time, stay in the cool shower as long as possible; otherwise, consider throwing a wet face cloth in the freezer and then placing it on your tender skin (unless your doctor advises against it).
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