Beach Myths What do you must know before that
Beach Myths: It is often hard to tell the difference between facts and myths. Here are some of the myths that are believed by people.
A BASE TAN WILL PROTECT ONE FROM SUNBURN
The above said is just a myth. It is not true that if one has a base tan then one is safe from sun burn. On the contrary, the more ones skin is exposed to the sun, there is great chance of getting more tan or more sunburn. If one has a base tan it looks great but it does not protect one from any rays of the sun. In order to avoid this we must still wear sunscreen even if we have a base tan.
WAIT FOR 30 MINUTES AFTER EATING BEFORE SWIMMING
From small we have all heard that one must not swim after eating for 30 minutes. This myth is not actually true. The reason behind this is that after eating the blood and oxygen rushes to ones digestive because of which one cannot move their arms or legs properly, and so it is difficult to swim. But, no such scientific evidence is found for this saying. On the contrary there is a lot of blood and oxygen prevailing in one’s body. Due to this oxygen and blood flow, one can easily swim even when digesting one’s food.
URINE RELIEVES PAIN FROM A JELLYFISH STING
This is absolutely not true. There is no person till today who has actually seen, tried or found some information about this. On the other hand people tell these kinds of stories just to see what reaction we give. In order to ease the pain of the jelly fish one can soak the sting in vinegar or baking soda.
SPF 50 IS STRONGER THAN SPF 15
This is halfway the truth. It takes at least 20 minutes for an unprotected skin to become red. A sunscreen with SPF 15 avoids reddening of the skin for about 5 hour’s i.e. 15 times longer. Apart from this, one must reapply when they have a doubt. If one uses the sunscreen lotion with SPF 45, it will allow one to stay longer in the sun. But one has to reapply it whenever they feel like for it to be effective.
ONLY OYSTERS MAKE PEARLS
This is not true at all. Not only the oysters but also the clams, mussels and scallops produce pearls. The oyster produces pearl more often and most pearls in jewelry are made by oysters, hence it is more popular than the others.
HUMANS ARE THE ONLY SOURCE OF LIVING FOR THE SHARKS
This is not at all true. The sharks do not at all depend or nor do they prey on humans. Sharks only prey on sea lions, dolphins, all kinds of fishes and other sea mammals. They rarely attack humans, that to not because they prey on humans but it is sometimes because of the mistaken identity.
THE SUN IS COMPLETELY BLOCKED BY A BEACH UMBRELLA
This is not true. The beach umbrella give us shade but it cannot save us from getting tan. This is because the sun gets reflected by the sand and reaches us. So it does not completely protect us.