Sunscreen Dos and Don’ts

When it comes to a person’s beach bag, everyone has a different idea of what should go inside: books, music, snacks…the list is endless. But one thing we should all be sure to have in our beach bags is sunscreen! We’ve all heard for years the importance of using sunscreen to protect us from sunburn and skin cancer, but simply slathering up isn’t enough to keep you protected from the sun.


Follow these sunscreen dos and don’ts to keep your skin protected!


Apply and reapply often! The recommended reapplication timeline is every 2 hours when you’re in the sun. If you spend a lot of time in the water and aren’t using waterproof sunscreen, you might want to reapply more often!

Use hats, shirts, cover ups, umbrellas, and more to keep you out of the sun as much as possible

Apply sunscreen even on a cloudy or cold day. You can still get burned even if it’s cloudy, and the temperature of the day has nothing to do with the sun’s ability to burn your skin!

Use a sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays


Rely on your makeup’s built in SPF to be enough to keep you safe. You’re likely not applying enough or reapplying often enough for makeup to be an effective sunblock.

Assume that because you have darker skin you’re immune to the sun’s ability to burn you.

Apply sunscreen to your infant without first consulting a pediatrician

Waste money on SPFs higher than 50, as there’s no evidence to support that SPFs higher than 50 are any more effective at protecting you from the sun.

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2016 Kid Friendly October Events in Myrtle Beach


Family Night at the CB Berry Center | Oct 16

Family Night is filled with pumpkin carving, Halloween costumes, crafts, concessions and a family friendly movie.

Grand Strand Halloween Fest | October 22

At the Grand Strand Halloween Fest you’ll find Inflatables, face painting, trick-or-treating, vendors and more.

BooFest! Kids and Pets Costume Contest October 24

BooFest! offers kids (and pets) the opportunity to show off their costumes before Halloween. A kid and pet costume contest are held alongside entertainment and kid-friendly activities.

Boo! Bash at Children’s Museum of South Carolina | October 28

The Boo! Bach is designed as a safe place for the younger kids to go trick-or-treating. It’s free for kids and $5 for adults.


Halloween at the Murrell’s Inlet Marshwalk | October 31

An annual event, Halloween at Murrell’s Inlet Marshwalk offers trick-or-treating for kids and a kid costume contest full of fun prizes.

Halloween Trick or Treat at Barefoot Landing | October 31

Spend your Halloween trick-or-treating with your kids in Barefoot Landing.

Ripley’s Boo-Quarium (Ripley’s Aquarium) | October 31

Ripley’s Boo-Quarium is a fun filled night at the aquarium, with costume contests, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and more.

Trick or Treat at Broadway at the Beach | October 31

Trick-or-treating at Broadway at the Beach offers a fun and safe environment for you and your kids.


Mild temperatures in October make Myrtle Beach the perfect place to enjoy Halloween activities and with these mild temperatures sticking around through most of the winter, it’s a great place to visit over winter break. If you’d like to learn more about our winter rentals call us at 1-866-252-9930 or visit our online vacation rental finder.