The Sun Has Finally Got His Hat On

02 June 2021 Hints & Tips

After months of miserable weather, the sun is FINALLY here..

 

Time to get your tan on (sensibly)!

 

If you’re anything like us, we loved that sun kissed look and cant wait to be sitting in the sun (when we are not in the office finding you your new perfect home of course)  

 

However, it’s important to be safe in the sun

 

The NHS has outlined the following –

 

 Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn does not just happen on holiday. You can burn in the UK, even when it's cloudy. 

 

Therefore take these important steps:

 

Sun safety tips

spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm

make sure you never burn

cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses

take extra care with children

use at least factor 30 sunscreen

 

 

How to apply sunscreen

Most people do not apply enough sunscreen. 

As a guide, adults should aim to apply around:

2 teaspoons of sunscreen if you're just covering your head, arms and neck

2 tablespoons if you're covering your entire body while wearing a swimming costume

If sunscreen is applied too thinly, the amount of protection it gives is reduced.

If you're worried you might not be applying enough SPF30, you could use a sunscreen with a higher SPF.

If you plan to be out in the sun long enough to risk burning, sunscreen needs to be applied twice:

30 minutes before going out

just before going out 

Sunscreen should be applied to all exposed skin, including the face, neck and ears, and head if you have thinning or no hair, but a wide-brimmed hat is better.

Sunscreen needs to be reapplied liberally and frequently, and according to the manufacturer's instructions.

This includes applying it straight after you have been in water, even if it's "water resistant", and after towel drying, sweating or when it may have rubbed off.

It's also recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, as the sun can dry it off your skin.