Sun protection tips

TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE SUN SAFELY

  • Allow your skin plenty of time to adjust to long periods spent in the sun.
  • Try to spend the hours between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the shade.
  • The number of intensive exposures should not exceed about 50 a year.
  • Always avoid getting sunburned.
  • Babies and small children have little natural sun resistance and their skin needs particularly good protection – use special children’s sun protection products.
  • It is best to protect yourself and your children with suitable clothing (the tighter the weave the better), a hat and sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
  • Apply a sun protection product to exposed areas. Choose the right SPF for your skin type. For small children use an SPF of at least 30.
  • Sunscreens should provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Look for the UVA label on the product.
  • Never look straight into the sun unless wearing special protective eyewear!
  • If you take medication, speak to your doctor before sunbathing. Certain drugs increase the photosensitivity of the skin or can trigger light allergies.
  • Avoid cosmetics, deodorants and perfumes when sunbathing.
  • Lasting pigmentation may occur.

Do you have sunburn?

Mild sunburn
Soothe and refresh your skin with after-sun products and apply cool compresses to lower the skin temperature.

Severe sunburn
If your skin is very red and painful, and blisters are forming, then you should see a doctor.

TIP!
Do your skin a favour and wait until it has recovered fully before sunbathing again.