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.