HEALTHY LIVING: Sound advice

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Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before going out into the sun and then again every two to three hours - or immediately after swimming or towel drying.

The advised amount of sunscreen is at least six heaped teaspoons per average adult’s body, at a minimum of SPF 30;

Stay in the shade and avoid the intense sun between 11am and 3pm, when it is at its strongest;

Wear a hat with a broad rim to help protect your face and ears;

Buy good quality dark sunglasses to help filter the sun’s UV rays – the College of Optometrists recommends choosing dark glasses with a CE mark for quality;

If you do want to tan, avoid sunbeds or long periods in the sun and opt for a spray tan instead.