Staying safe in the sun

01/04/15

Hat, sunglasses and sun cream

When travelling to hot and sunny destinations it is vital that you do all you can to protect yourself from harmful rays of the sun. Excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer and skin ageing.

A high factor sun cream (no lower than factor 25, ideally factor 50) will provide a good level of protection. It is important to check that your sun cream offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Some cheaper sun creams will not give adequate protection from both.

Sun safety tips:

  • Wear a high factor sun cream and apply liberally.
  • Re-apply your cream regularly, particularly if swimming, even if your sun cream is waterproof.
  • Stay out of the sun when it is at it’s strongest point in the day – this is generally between 11am – 3pm.
  • Wear a hat to protect your head and sunglasses to shield your eyes.
  • After being in the sun, use a soothing after sun cream to keep your skin moisturised.

Here at London Travel Clinic we sell ‘Life Systems’ sun protection cream. It is highly water resistant, sweat resistant and has added anti-jellyfish protection and costs £12. We also sell ‘Life systems’ after sun soothing lotion with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Vitamin E for £6.99. Pop into one of our London branches to purchase.

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