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Having Fun in the Sun

Now that the weather is improving we all want to have FUN IN THE SUN, sunshine is good for us, below sunburn level, helping the body to create vitamin D and giving many of us a feeling of general wellbeing, as we enjoy taking walks in the sunshine and enjoying outdoors summer activities.

However, all too often we over-do our sun exposure which can lead to a range of problems including skin disease, sunburn and sunstroke. To avoid this follow the safety tips regardless of your skin colour or tone.

Top sun safety tips

       Protect the skin with clothing, including a hat, T shirt and sunglasses

       Seek shade between 11am and 3pm when it’s sunny this is when the sun is at its hottest

        Use a ‘high protection’ sunscreen of at least SPF 30 which also has high UVA protection, and make sure you apply it generously and frequently when in the sun.

        Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight

       On hot days drink plenty of fluids, at least 2-3 litres daily

 

For further information please go to  http://www.sunsmart.org.ukunsmart.org.uk

 



 
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