Published: Thursday, 26th July 2018

Here's our five steps to being sun-smart in Medway.

1. Suncream

Keep it in your bag and apply every two hours whenever you’re in the sun (Go for SPF 30 + with a UVA rating of 4+). Make sure you cover all exposed bits too - even ears can get burnt.

2. Water 

Keep a bottle on you and top up throughout the day to help stay hydrated. Keep a spare bottle in your bag just in case. 

3. Hat.

Whatever your choice of headgear, keep it on if you’re outside to avoid your head getting burned (it reduces the risk of heatstroke, too).

4. Sunglasses

Be cool – wear shades in the sun to keep your eyes protected. Be shade savvy too – check they have the European CE mark

5. Shade

Don’t stay out in the sun for long periods – make sure you stay in the shade where you can, particularly between 11am and 3pm when it’s hottest. 

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