As Britain heats up this summer and wakefulness about skin cancer intensifies, we present ten tips about how to shield your skin in the sun..
1. Always use a sunscreen or moisturizer containing an SPF of at least 15. That way you will have advance protection, regardless of whether you are inside or out of the sun.
2. Tightly-woven clothing most helps deflect UV rays recovered than thin cotton T-shirts, particularly if they are wet. Look for labels that specify UV protection.
3. Wear a cap whenever you're in the sun, particularly if you are fair-skinned. A wide edge is best to shade the face.
4. Apply bounty of sunscreen to all showing skin. Don't forget tops of feet and rear of the neck.
5. Re-apply sunscreen frequently. Even though a lot of brands claim to be waterproof, swimming, rubbing, or even sweating, will still ultimately wear them off.
6. Protect childish babies by keeping them out of the sun altogether. Sun pods and shadow parasols for pushchairs are essential.
7. Keep children out of the noon sun, and encourage them to wear a T-shirt over their swimwear.
8. Wear sunglasses. UV radiation can damage the eyes long-term, leading to cataracts.
9. Never use sunscreen to increase the total of time you spend in the sun.
10. Don't use sunscreen instead of protecting clothing on skin that is not typically exposed - such as thighs or bottom.