How to prevent sunburn
The intensity of the sun differs around the world by the following:
- Latitude (hotter nearer the equator)
- Altitude (even though it may be getting colder the higher you go the sun is getting stronger)
- Time of day
- Reflection (water, concrete, snow etc)
Cover exposed skin to protect from the sun
The most effective way to protect yourself is to cover up. Wearing a hat or cap is very effective and sunglasses with UV protection are a must.
If you are doing adventurous activities for a sustained period you should be careful to either cover up any exposed areas with light clothing or be extremely vigilant with your sun cream application.
Apply a suncream
Ensure you apply suncream of the right factor for your skin type. More about sun creams.
Always consult your GP regarding sunburn risks.
Ensure you have adequate travel insurance before you travel.
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