Summer brings longer days, lots of sunshine, whitewater rafting, and sometimes, unfortunately sunburn and dehydration to accompany the fun. These ailments, although they can appear to be minor, can definitely ruin a vacation, and are something that is better off avoided – rather than cured. Additionally, some of the long-term effects of such issues may not be immediately present (esep Thankfully, there are many ways to do so, several of which require very little planning or investment to achieve.
Whitewater rafting presents an interesting situation to protect yourself in. This is because of the sweat, water and the “distracting” (we prefer fun) nature of the water. What this means is that rafters can set out with every intention of protecting themselves from the sun, but become so focused on all the fun they are having, that they forget about safely protecting their skin. With this in mind, it is essential that rafters do as much as possible ahead of time and during breaks to ensure that their skin is protected from the damaging effects of the sun.