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Health and Safety: Sun Safety

Sunny beach.

Soaking up the sunshine is a big part of a beach holiday, but it’s important to stay safe in the sun and look after your skin. Don’t just accept our word for it, take Baz Lurhmann’s advice and wear sunscreen – read on for some more sun safety tips.

UV got to stay safe in the sun

  • Stick to the shade where possible, and gradually build up your time in the sun.

  • Heads, shoulders, knees and toes – apply a high SPF sun cream frequently to any exposed skin.

  • Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, especially when the sun is strongest between 11:00-15:00.

  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection.

  • Stay hydrated and drink lots of bottled water.

  • If you’re in an area prone to mosquitos, apply your insect repellent on top of your sun cream.

Woman putting sun cream on her legs on a beach.

Sun safety for children

Babies under six months old are best kept in the shade. Children should be encouraged to play in the shade as much as possible.

Sun hats, t-shirts and sunglasses are recommended for all children (and adults too, for that matter).

Apply high factor sun cream regularly, no matter how much your little ones try to wriggle away.