● You need a sunscreen that protects you
from UVA rays (which can cause cell
damage and premature skin ageing) and
UVB rays (responsible for sunburn and skin
damage). Look out for brands that say
“broad spectrum” on the label.
● Use a minimum of factor 30 on your
body, whatever your skin type. If you can
bear it, use factor 50 on your face.
● Apply the sunscreen in large quantities –
probably much larger than you’ve used
previously. If you’re using a lotion, apply a
tablespoon’s worth to your face, and a
ping-pong ball-sized dollop to your body.
● You should expect to get through at least
a bottle – of lotion or spray – in the course
of a week-long holiday.
● After your first application of the day,
wait half an hour before going into the sun.
Make sure you reapply every two hours.
● Sunscreen will go off if it’s left lying
around in the sun. Keep it in the shade,
SOURCE: THE SUNDAY TIMES