Summer is most definitely here and you’re probably outside making the most of it!
Whether you’re in the garden, at the park, out camping or on the beach, it’s important you keep your skin protected, especially if you’re out in the sun on a hot day.
See our top tips for enjoying the sun safely.
1.Wear UV protection clothing
Keeping covered up is first and foremost when it comes to being out in the sun. Although it might be tempting to have your skin out, it’s best to keep covered in lightweight clothing.
Some of our great clothing and swimwear comes with UV protection. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, so you don’t have to!
Our kids swimming tops are also a great alternative to swimwear for extra coverage.
2. Stay in the shade when possible
The best solution is stay in the shade, especially in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest, typically between 11am and 3pm. If you don’t want to stay indoors then a parasol or play tent for children will provide some shade while still enjoying the hot summer days. Or take short, regular breaks indoors throughout the day. Our Tahiti Beach Shelter is great for long days on the beach, or even just an afternoon in the garden!
3.Use a good sun screen
Apply a good quality sunscreen with a high SPF and UVA star rating to any skin that will be out in the sun. Make sure you pay attention to areas that are more exposed like shoulders, neck, ears, nose, cheeks and feet, as they are more likely to burn in the sun. And don’t forget to top your sunscreen, especially if you’ve been in water.
4.Wear a sunhat
A sunhat not only protects your face and neck from the sun, but also keeps your scalp covered – something we often forget about. A floppy sunhat is the best style, as it’ll give you the most amount of coverage from the sun.
5.Drink lots of water
Drinking water is important for staying healthy and even more so when it’s hot outside. When you’re sweating, you lose water your body needs, especially if you’re playing sports or walking. Keep a bottle of water with you and drink throughout the day rather than waiting until you’re thirsty. We’ve got a big selection of drinking bottles to choose from – take a look here.