Sun Protection in your Garden using Sun Shade Sails in Spain is the way to protect your family from the harmful effects of the sun in Spain.

Sun Protection in Spain is very important for Children and adults alike, it is better to enjoy the weather we have in Spain safely than to get sunburn and risk the chances of skin cancers.

Sunburns can cause:
The skin to become red and tender. Blisters can develop days afterwards. Severe reactions (sometimes called “sun poisoning”), including fever, chills, nausea or rash. Skin peeling on sunburned areas can occur several days after the sunburn. Sun burns can be relieved with store bought creams or with homemade remedies such as:

  • Mashing a carrot and applying it directly to the affected area. Cover with cheesecloth and let stand for three hours.
  • Slicing a cucumber or potato or medium apple and applying it to the affected area.
  • Blending the pulp of a melon and applying it on the burn for 10 minutes.

Now nobody wants to spend their vacation time or summer looking or smelling like a human salad.

Although the burn itself is uncomfortable, but bearable, the dangers it poses for the future are more important.

Sunburns are the main cause of skin cancer. In recent years there has been a high rate of skin cancer, which has increased since 1998. Daily exposure to the sun has led to an alarming increase in cases of skin cancer among children and about half the number of cases of melanoma occur in people over 50 years old.

The truth is that skin cancer is 100% preventable by achieving a balance between enjoying the outdoors and decreasing risk factors.

The most important way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer is to avoid unprotected exposure of the sun. The easiest way to avoid excessive exposure to ultraviolet light is to keep away from sun, wear protection or stay in the shade whenever possible.

Wearing long-sleeved clothing of light material, using sunscreen or avoiding sun exposure during the hours between 10:00 and 16:00 in summer, are ways to avoid risk.

But wearing long sleeved clothing may produce more body heat. Sunscreens can be sticky and must be reapplied every 45 minutes to be effective. Staying indoors between 10:00 and 16:00 hours is not an option when you have a beautiful garden and pool that are waiting for you to use it.

The best way to use the pool and garden and be protected from the sun is having a large area of your outdoor space shaded.

Parasols, gazebos and traditional awnings do not cover a large enough area to allow you to enjoy the outdoor spaces such as gardens,patios and pool areas. The sun’s rays can bounce from the outside and be reflected on the surface of the covering and land on your skin, offering little protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

A new solution to protect you and your family while being outside in the garden or patio area is a Coolashade-Garden Sail Shade. This innovative product for modern outdoor living offers benefits that traditional shading products can not.

Shade Sail shading Children's play areaAlthough they have been used for more than 20 years in countries like Australia and the United States, Coolashade is now available in Spain and throughout Europe.

They are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) that will not rip or fray. Air circulates through but left out are the harmful rays. So there is no hothouse effect that is typically experienced under a metal, vinyl or fiberglass roof, the materials that are sometimes used for making parasols, awnings and gazebos.

Coolashades resist winds up to 100km per hour. They are easy to install and require very little maintenance.

They are custom-made to perfectly fit your desired area and are available in a variety of colors. Coolashade offers:

  • Up to 98% UV protection.
  • Unequalled value for money
  • Easy installation but safe and long lasting.
  • Different colors, sizes and shapes.
  • An attractive appearance and will give added value to your home.

It is easy to understand why more and more people choose Coolashade to protect their family from the harmful effects of the sun while they enjoy the fun of outdoor living.

Article written by Carrie Ann Christopher 27/02/2011