In the Summer we all love to be out in the beautiful weather, playing in the sea and enjoying the sunshine. After an exhausting day on the beach, in the garden, or in the park, the last thing we want is to have to deal with sunburn and soothing our skin.
Staying safe in the sun means being aware of the risks of spending too much time in the sun, and doing our best to prevent them.
Here are some great ways you can be safer in the sun:
Make sure you are wearing sunglasses and a hat.
Aside from being a fashion statement in themselves, sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. Hats give your scalp protection from the sun. Your head is one of the most important parts of the body to keep cool.
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Find out which sun cream works for you, and stick to it. High factors give the most protection and water resistant will give you more time in the sea. Don’t forget to cover all of the easily forgotten areas like the back of your arms, top of your back and your knees!
You might have to reapply sun cream more than 10 times throughout the day – but that’s okay! Sweat, sea water and pool water will all contribute to you losing your sun protection. Even if you don’t go in water, or don’t feel hot, remember that sun cream should still be reapplied in regular intervals. Teaching children this at a young age is essential. One coat in the morning is not enough!
Limit your Sun Time
Limit how long you spend in the sun and what time of day you sit outside! The sun is normally at its hottest between 1pm and 3pm. Make sure around that time you stay in the shade or put plenty of sun cream on.
Wear the right clothes. Try and cover yourself as much as you can! Loose baggy trousers and tops (or cover ups) are a Summer bag must-have.
Make sure you drink plenty of water in the sunshine and don’t wait until your thirsty. Water should be one of your priorities when you’re out in the sun – no one wants to be dehydrated in the heat!