We enjoy being outdoors during the summer. The sun gives us a feeling of general wellbeing and we associate a tan with looking healthy. But to have an active outdoor life we need to be careful and follow these important guidelines:
- Stay out of the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm when the intensity of the sun's rays is greatest. It is therefore important to avoid midday sun. Do not stay in the sun too long even when protected. Over exposure to the sun is a serious health threat.
- Take into account the strength of the sun and don't expose yourself to it for longer than your skin type allows.
- Do not stay in the sun too long even when using a once a day sun protection product.
- Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight.
- Do not apply P20 to broken or sunburnt skin. If you have already been burnt, make sure you stay out of the sun.
- Keep yourself well covered with light clothing, such as a t-shirt and wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
- Apply P20 generously and evenly. Always remember to apply enough sunscreen to achieve the protection stated on the product. The average adult needs to apply 30-40ml of sun cream for a full body coverage and effective protection. Pay particular attention to the back of the neck, the upper part of the chest, backs of the legs, shins, shoulders, nose and ears. Always apply 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you apply less sunscreen, the sun protection factor and protection will decrease significantly.
SKIN TYPE GUIDELINES
Simply match your skin type with your location or holiday destination to find out which factors are right for you and your family.
NOTE: This is a general guideline as everyone's skin is different. Use common sense and avoid over exposure and/or sunburn.