Yesterday, I read an online article on AFAR Magazine – How to Keep a Flight from Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin.
Though the reminder is always helpful, I already knew how important it is to moisturize your skin and drink plenty of water when flying. I also knew about the germs on planes and the need to wash ones hands and use sanitizers.
But when I got to this paragraph, I did a double-take:
Protect from the sun
. . . “A study showed that UV exposure on airplane pilots over a one-hour flight was equivalent to lying in a tanning bed for 20 minutes! So, if you are lucky enough to get a window seat, remember to wear sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF . . .
WHAT? I had no idea, did you?
So, don’t pack away your sunscreen if you’ve got a window seat on a sunny day! And don’t forget the kids – you know how they love to gaze out airplane windows!