How to stay safe in the sun
It is important to stay healthy on your gap year and making sure you enjoying the sunshine safely is crucial. Sunstroke and sunburn are not pleasant; the lobster look will never be fashionable and can cause so much damage to your skin, including skin cancer.
Regardless of your skin type, take care to stay safe in the sun and consider the following precautions:
Use plenty of high protection sunscreen and apply regularly. It's best not to hit the beach with less than factor 30 if you want to stay safe in the sun.
Re-apply regularly, especially if you swim in the sea or are sweating bucketloads!
Don't forget to apply extra sunscreen on your sensitive bits such as ears, nose, neck, shoulders, feet, and girls - remember your cleavage!
Get yourself a sun hat and wear it. It doesn't matter if you look silly, it's better to stay safe in the sun than miss a night out due to sunstroke!