Well it has finally happened – summer has well and truly arrived!
Ok so we don’t know how long it will last and we’re all far too experienced in British weather to think we can pack our winter coat away now until November but for now at least the sun is out! This weekend is set to be an absolute scorcher which usually means the beaches and beer gardens of Great Britain will be packed full of people lapping up the summer weather.
But as wonderful as sunny days are they can also be dangerous. If you’re not looking after yourself properly you could end up feeling pretty rotten at the very least and very unwell at the most. Here are our top tips for staying safe in the sun this summer.
We all know about the danger of the sun for skin. Not only will the sun speed up the signs of aging but it can also cause skin cancer, which, if not treated, can be very serious and even fatal. Be sure to wear a high factor sun cream and top it up through out the day.
Staying in the sun to get a tan is silly and, ultimately, not worth it. If you really want a tan there are plenty of fake tans on the market now that look as good as the real thing and don’t leave you with permanent skin damage!
The sun can cause serious damage to your eyesight. What’s more, squinting because the sun is in your eyes can cause wrinkles on your forehead! To protect both your eyesight and your face invest in some good SPF-protection sunglasses.
Get some shade
Sitting n the burning heat all day will not only burn your skin but it could make you ill. Sunstroke is a common summer illness and can make you feel weak and nauseous. Be sure to take some time out of the sun, sit in the shade or go in doors for a little while. The sun is at its strongest during the afternoon so try to avoid being out for too long during this time.
It’s very easy to get dehydrated in the hot weather. This can leave you feeling weak and tired and can lead to long-term problems. Make sure you drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water every day in order to keep your body hydrated.