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Is sunscreen required in Himalayan treks


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In Himalayan treks,  our body is completely covered (barring the hands).

The head is covered under a hat/cap and the neck and throat can be covered by a neck gaiter. We also wear goggles. 

In this situation,  is it required that we use sunscreen or is it just a nice to have or is it actually bad because your skin cannot breathe?

Thanks in advance. 

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Yes it is must. But before rushing into one.

Will recommend you to first check few things like your skin type, whether you are allergic to these products or not, suitable spf and accordingly get one.

I personally use Neutrogena Sunscreen SPF 50+

Normally spf 50 or more is required in order to protect your skin from sunburn due to UV rays exposure.

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On 9/29/2022 at 4:17 PM, Rajesh said:

In Himalayan treks,  our body is completely covered (barring the hands).

The head is covered under a hat/cap and the neck and throat can be covered by a neck gaiter. We also wear goggles. 

In this situation,  is it required that we use sunscreen or is it just a nice to have or is it actually bad because your skin cannot breathe?

Thanks in advance. 

When you start trekking and your body warms up, many off these layers go off (sometimes inadvertently). Sunscreen (SPF 50 or above) is your best bet. Do not underestimate the impact of sun when you are trekking at high altitudes.

 

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