23 May

Keeping safe from the sun on holiday

A summer holiday can be so relaxing especially laying back in the glorious sunshine. However too much sun and you could end up with sunburn or even heat-stroke. So how can you protect yourself and your family whilst still getting to enjoy the sun?

One of the most underrated accessories on holiday is a proper sun hat. A good sunhat should offer some shade and protection to your eyes, face and neck area. They help to keep the sun off your head avoiding sunstroke.

Sun cream is a must for all skin types and choosing a high SPF number cream such as 30-50 offers you better protection. Always look out for cream that has a high star rating as well as this shows the quality of the cream. Always re-apply sun cream generously in line with the recommendations on the bottle and don’t forget to reapply once you’ve been in the pool or the sea. Some creams offer protection from just one application once a day however these creams tend to be quite expensive so you may want to shop around.  

Always remember to keep hydrated and drink plenty of soft drinks, resting in the shade at regular intervals when you can.