Sun protection

Keep out of the midday sun
Stay in the shade between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is most fierce.

Apply enough sunscreen
Studies show that most people apply half the amount of sunscreen they need to fully protect themselves. To cover an average adult body, you should apply at least six teaspoonfuls – although this may vary for gels and sprays. Always apply liberally and put it on 15 to 30 minutes before going into the sun to allow it to be absorbed. Reapply at least every two hours.

Choose a high factor SPF
Use a sunscreen with 30-plus SPF, as well as UVA and UVB protection.

Cover up
Clothes can protect from the sun’s rays. Those made from man-made fibres in darker colours are best.

Stay safe on cloudy days
Remember that even on a cloudy day, 80 per cent of the sun’s UVA light can shine through.

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