Following trusted advice will help prevent symptoms of sunburn and heatstroke, so you can enjoy the sun, safely.
Sunburn is not only painful at the time, but frequent, unprotected exposure to the sun increases your risk of skin cancer.
A tan won’t protect you from harmful rays, you still need to apply sun cream.
It is still important to get enough vitamin D from sunlight, but there is no undoing the harmful effects of excess sun exposure.
Sun safety tips
- Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm, when it is at its strongest.
- Avoid sunburn by covering up and using sunscreen of at least factor 30.
- Reapply sunscreen after swimming, water will wash off the sunscreen and increase your exposure.
- Take extra care with limiting exposure and protecting children and babies from the sun.