Holidaymakers given sun protection advice
25 September 2008 10:40
Holidaymakers preparing for a summer of sea and sun have been given some advice on how to protect themselves from sun-related illnesses, by an article in the Metro.
The article from Lisa Scott assesses what a holidaymaker should look for when they are buying sun-care products and what they should do with the item to get the best use from it.
Travellers are informed that a product with a high sun protection factor will obviously provide better protection from the sun's rays, but despite using a good cream, the way in which it is used can affect its effectiveness.
Sally Penford, from the International Dermal Institute, told the newspaper: "Sun cream has to be applied to a dry, non- perspiring face and body at least 20 minutes before sun exposure to offer the benefits promised on the packet."
She added that extra attention should be given to the shoulders, back and chest which bear the brunt of the sun's rays and it should be reapplied every 20 minutes.
Travellers have been warned by the travel insurance company STA Travel, that it is wise to purchase travel insurance for their trip to cover them against illness or loss or damage to their belongings.