Staying Safe in the Sun on Holiday

Sun safety is so important. You need to protect your skin in the sun to prevent it from burning, which can have devastating consequences for your health long term. Sunburn can also lead to a very sore and uncomfortable holiday. Here are some tips for enjoying the sun safely whilst on holiday:

• Wear a high factor sun cream. Even if you want to get a tan, you should still wear a good sunscreen to protect your skin whilst you sunbathe.
• Apply sun cream regularly. Some brands say you only need to apply once a day. You should always top up more often than this. Also, it’s possible that you might have missed areas of skin on your first application.
• Take plenty of sun cream with you. It can be expensive to buy in foreign countries and it might not be as high a quality as the sun cream you can buy at home.