Help and Advice

Everyone loves the sun, but certain people are more at risk of skin damage than others and that includes children. 

We want to make sure young people and other high-risk groups understand the importance of staying safer in the sun so we’ve created a collection of materials for you to download and share.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a patient or a concerned parent, you’ll find all the information and tools you need to learn more about being sunsensible.  

Stay Sun Sensible

Help prevent your skin getting damaged by following these simple precautions:

Cover up Wear a sunhat, sunglasses and T-shirt when you’re outside.

Stay shady While you’re outside, stay in the shade as much as you can. Watch out for reflections from surfaces such as snow, water or sand, which can also cause sunburn.  Even concrete or grass can reflect the sun and increase your risk of burning.

Drink lots Make sure you don’t get dehydrated, especially on warm days, by drinking lots of water – if you’re being active, this is particularly important.

Cream up Cover ALL your exposed skin with high factor sun cream (at least SPF 15), to protect your skin and stop it burning10 - and remember to reapply every 2 hours, or sooner if you go swimming. There’s no such thing as a waterproof or all-day suncream! SPF 50+ will offer you the best protection against UV rays. You’ll also find tips on how to properly apply sunscreen

The Sun and its effects video View infomercial Media Resource Item How to avoid sun-damaged skin Media Resource Item SunSense Advert Media Resource Item Guide to staying safe in the sun