With cases of skin cancer on the rise around the world, staying safe in the sun has never been more important. To do this we have to pay attention to sun safety and take the appropriate precautions. The sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm, so this is the time when you are most likely to burn. Try to avoid being in direct sunlight during this time – sit in the shade or move indoors if possible.
If you are out in the sun at any time, then wearing sunscreen will help to reduce the risk of burning. Choose one that is at least SPF 15, and protects against both UVA and UVB. Reapply your sunscreen generously and regularly throughout the day. You should also cover up delicate areas such as the face, using a hat and sunglasses, and remember that clothes will also prevent the skin from burning, even if the fabric is really light.