Sun Protection: Don’t Wait Until You Get There

Protecting your skin against the sun is important, but with so many sunscreens on the market and all offering different SPFs and making various promises, it can be hard to know which one to buy.  When considering children, you need to be especially careful with what sunscreen you use. If done with the right sunscreen then a day at the beach can be the beginning of a perfect summer’s day. If you get this part of it wrong however it could ruin the end of your summer’s day. For instance, if you had planned for your housekeeper to have a meal prepared for when you got back, and you were all burnt it would spoil the plans and the effort the housekeeper went to. If you currently don’t have a housekeeper to help with making meals, then why not consider using a housekeeper London agency, such as . Let’s look at some important information.

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Keep an Eye on Your Moles

We all know spending time in the sun is dangerous, yet many of us know that sickeningly hot, nauseous feeling we get when we look in a mirror and see a glowing red hue after a day on the beach. Keep an eye on your moles for changes in size and colour or their general appearance. Mole removal can be organised through a cosmetic clinic, and it is well worth getting a worrisome mole removed and biopsied – even as just a precaution.

Choosing an SPF

The higher the SPF, the better it is. The SPF is the amount of protection against UVB rays, so the higher the factor (number) is, the more protection it will provide. Using anything below a factor 15 is not recommended, even if you have naturally darker skin. Try to choose a sunscreen that will protect you against UVB and UVA rays – one that is often called a “broad-spectrum” sunscreen.

Reapplying Sunscreen

You will need to reapply after swimming (even ‘waterproof’ sunscreens), when your skin has been sweaty and in general around every four hours, as everything from the sand to our clothes will naturally wipe it off. Always make sure you check the sell-by date, as sunscreens have a life expectancy of two to three years.

Top Tips

Suntan lotion is not an excuse to spend too long in the sun, so you still need to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day and use shaded areas such as trees and umbrellas as well as accessories like hats. According to the Guardian, applying sunscreen isn’t enough to prevent skin cancer, and it is vital to remain in the shade and keep skin covered (along with applying sunscreen).

Look to see how many stars the sunscreen has, as the protection it provides is now ranked on a star system from zero to five, with five being the best.