Staying safe in the sun

Helpful advice to help keep your loved ones safe in the sun

The sunshine vitamin keeps your bones healthy. That’s because your body produces vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin -when you’re in the sun. The sunshine vitamin helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for healthy and strong bones.

Too much sun exposure can lead to skin cancer. Even if you can’t feel the UV rays, it’s very easy for it to cause damage and for you to get sunburnt. And anyway, who likes to look like a crab at the end of a day at the beach?

You only get one skin – make sure you look after it!

Look for the shade, especially between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest

Use a good sunscreen, preferably one with a high SPF and apply to all parts of the body, including fingers, ears and toes

Top up the sunscreen, especially when you’ve been swimming during the day

Wear a hat or one of our beach accessories to cover you

Drink lots of water