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.