Lets get down to the nitty gritty for all you sun lovers out there.
No ones is saying “OI YOU STAY AWAY FROM THE SUN” they just want people to be a lot more cautious when out in the sun. Be aware of what’s going on around you & the damages you could be causing in the long run
Heres some ‘scary’ examples of what could happen to you! These are all models who had half their faces professionally made up to illustrate the damage caused by skin cancer and excessive sun exposure, whilst the other half were left natural to demonstrate the benefits of good sun protection.
Seek Out Shade
Step out of the sun before your skin has a chance to redden or burn. Keep babies and very young children out of direct sunlight. When the weather is warmer, spend time in the shade between 11am & 3pm when the sun is at its brightest.
Slap On Sunscreen
When choosing a sunscreen look for
– High protection SPF (minimum SPF 30) to protect against UVB rays from the sun, which causes sunburn
– The UVA circle lofo and/or 4 or 5 UVA stars, to protect against UVA rays, which cause skin ageing and sun damage
My La Roche-Posay sun cream pick for Children
Who is this for?
Specially formulated for children’s fragile, sensitive skin. Suitable for the face and body.
What does it do?
Optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA rays thanks to a filter system that combines Mexoryl® SX and XL and Senna Alata extract, a natural cell protector.
Apply plenty of 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapply every two hours and straight after swimming and towel drying.
With Sun Awareness Week starting on 6th May 2013, the next events are taking place at the following locations:
Isle of Wight Festival, Hampshire – 13th to 16th June
Latitude Festival, Suffolk – 18th to 21st July
Boardmasters Festival of Music and Surfing, Cornwall – 7th to 11th August
Have a look at what we got up to after the event – here