Help and Advice
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Stay Sun Sensible
Help prevent your skin getting damaged by following these simple precautions:
Cover up Wear a sunhat, sunglasses and T-shirt when you’re outside.
Stay shady While you’re outside, stay in the shade as much as you can. Watch out for reflections from surfaces such as snow, water or sand, which can also cause sunburn. Even concrete or grass can reflect the sun and increase your risk of burning.
Drink lots Make sure you don’t get dehydrated, especially on warm days, by drinking lots of water – if you’re being active, this is particularly important.
Cream up Cover ALL your exposed skin with high factor sun cream (at least SPF 15), to protect your skin and stop it burning10 - and remember to reapply every 2 hours, or sooner if you go swimming. There’s no such thing as a waterproof or all-day suncream! SPF 50+ will offer you the best protection against UV rays. You’ll also find tips on how to properly apply sunscreen
The Sun and its effects video
Guide to staying safe in the sun
How to avoid sun-damaged skin