Sun Safety

We all enjoy getting out and about in the sunshine, but when the weather starts to warm up, it's very important that you and your child are protected from the damaging effects of the sun.

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These five 'S' tips will help you enjoy the sun safely:

  • SLIP on a T-shirt. Clothing is the best protection from harmful UV rays.  Choose a loose-fitted light T-shirt for best protection.
  • SLAP on sunscreen. SPF15 provides moderate protection from UV rays, but the higher the factor, the better the protection.  Remember to reapply throughout the day.  It doesn't need to be a fancy brand - look out for the 4* rating (or higher) UVA and UVB protection and check that they are dermatologically tested. Some cheaper brands give better protection.
  • SLOP on a hat. Protect sensitive areas that are easily burned.  Choose a wide-brimmed hat to cover ears and back of neck.
  • SEEK some shade. Remember that the sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm. Parasols and umbrellas are great ways of finding shade, especially for babies.
  • SLIDE on sunglasses.  Make sure to protect your eyes.

If you would like more information, pop in and speak to your local pharmacist.

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