True or False? Sun Safety
Posted 1 year ago
False. Sunscreen protects skin while you are in the sun, but you shouldn’t use it as an excuse to stay out longer. Avoid sitting directly in the sun between 11am and 3pm.
2. Kids are more at risk of burning
True. Young skin is easily damaged by the sun so make sure you slap on at least factor 15. Look for special kids formulas, which won’t irritate.
3. A cool bath treats heat exhaustion
True. A cold bath or shower is one of the quickest ways to cool someone down but if this isn’t possible, take them to a cool building, looser clothes and apply damp flannels.
4. It’s safe to use last year’s sunscreen
True. Most sunscreens have a life of two to three years, but only if it’s stored safely away from high temperatures or direct sunlight. While you’re out, keep suncreams cool.Like Pick Me Up? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest content.