Keep in mind the following points about sunscreen to help protect you and your family from the summer sun:
- To cover your entire body well you’d ideally use 35mls which is 7 teaspoons of sunscreen. If it’s put on too thinly the protection is lessened and it won’t work as well.
- A greater SPF does not mean that less sunscreen needs to be applied or that you can stay in the sun for a longer period of time. SPF is a rating of what percentage of UV rays the sunscreen protects you from.
- Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours and after swimming, perspiring or towelling.