8 tips to keep sun safe this Summer!
- 22nd July 2019
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Summer is here and it’s going to get hot this week here in England!
Whether your child is at Active Camps, at home or on holiday, here’s 8 tips to keep children safe in the sun
- It is recommended to keep in the shade between 11am and 3pm as this is when the sun is at its strongest. Avoid being out in the sun for too long.
- Make sure you keep topping up the sun cream throughout the day. Cover all exposed skin with sun cream and use one that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or above (UVB protection) and with a high star rating with at least 4 stars (UVA protection). UVA protection can also be indicated by the letters ‘UVA’ in a circle which means that it meets the EU standard.
- Cover your child up in loose cotton clothes, such as an oversized t-shirt with sleeves.
- Don’t forget a hat to protect their heads and sunglasses to protect their eyes.
- If your child is swimming, use a waterproof sunscreen of factor 30 or above. Reapply after towelling.
- Make sure they have a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Keep encouraging them to have a drink through out the day. Keeping ice lollies at home is also a fun and refreshing way to stay hydrated.
- Encourage your child to have some quiet time inside throughout the day, especially if they have been running around in the heat.
- If your child is attending Active Camps please remember to bring sunscreen, a hat and a reusable water bottle
Whatever your age, the best way to enjoy the sun safely and protect your skin from sunburn is to use a combination of shade, clothing and sun cream