Things you should know about the sun.

As it is getting closer to summer and the temperature gets higher, people are happy to spend more time taking sunbathes and just be outside. But before doing that we all should be aware of some very important rules to follow while being in the sun. Sun can be nice for you, but at the same time can be very dangerous. It even can cause cancer!

One: Always use a sunscreen or moisturiser containing an SPF of at least 15. That way you will have advance protection, regardless of whether you are in or out of the sun.

Two: Tightly-woven clothing helps deflect UV rays better than thin cotton T-shirts, especially if they are wet. Look for labels that indicate UV protection.

Three: Wear a hat whenever you’re in the sun, especially if you are fair-skinned. A wide brim is best to shade the face.

Four: Apply plenty of sunscreen to all exposed skin. Don’t forget tops of feet and back of the neck.

Five: Re-apply sunscreen frequently. Even though many brands claim to be waterproof, swimming, rubbing, or even sweating, will still eventually wear them off.

Six: Protect young babies by keeping them out of the sun altogether. Sun pods and shade parasols for pushchairs are essential.

Seven: Keep children out of the midday sun, and encourage them to wear a T-shirt over their swimwear.

Eight: Wear sunglasses. UV radiation can damage the eyes long-term, leading to cataracts.

Nine: Never use sunscreen to increase the amount of time you spend in the sun.

10: Don’t use sunscreen instead of protective clothing on skin that is not usually exposed – such as thighs or bottom.

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