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Have fun in the sun, but protect yourself!

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Posted by: The We Love Wipes Team on May 10 2017
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It’s Sun Awareness week and we are talking all about ways you can protect your skin from the sun!

We all know how important protecting our skin from the sun is, and since the weather so far in 2017 has been mild, we can hope for a nice warm summer coming our way soon. In the UK the weather has been a pretty pleasant, with long warm spells during April and a winter that saw relatively little snow, with one of the driest Aprils in almost 40 years.   

With all this warm weather there is many more reasons to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. However as ever, it is important to stay protected from the suns dangerous UV rays.

May 8th – May 14th sees Sun Awareness Week fall upon us, giving us a reminder of how best to approach the summer. Research conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists found that 8 out of 10 people are failing to adequate apply sunscreen. The survey also found that 70% of people fail to reapply sunscreen every two hours as recommended. So make sure you are regularly applying it! 

Sun safety tips

Failing to protect yourself from the sun can have devastating consequences, with over 100,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.K each year and it being the #1 most common cancer in the United States.

To ensure you are protected here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know to stay protected from the sun.

  1. Spend time in the shade between the hours of 11am-3pm
  2. Make sure you never burn
  3. Cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
  4. Take extra care when out in the sun with children
  5. Use a minimum of factor 15 sunscreen

- Importantly, remember to not use sun protection which has passed its expiry date; this is normally two to three years.

- After swimming, always reapply sun protection. The ‘cool feeling’ after going in the water may make you feel like you are not burning but in fact this is the most dangerous time. Water-resistant sun cream can also be rubbed off from a towel or when sweating, so always reapply.

- If you have moles or freckles, your risk of getting skin cancer is higher than average so it’s important to take extra care. You can use this handy mole-assessment tool to understand what your moles are telling you.

- If you do get sunburnt, using cool aloe-vera after sun wipes with keep your skin hydrated. And refreshing wipes when you are too warm. 

And don’t think just because Sun Awareness Week in a UK National week doesn’t mean people in other countries don’t need to make sure their skin is also protected. As the weather starts to improve everyone around the world needs to ensure that they're taking the necessary precautions. The upcoming months are the best time of year so all of us at We Love Wipes hope you have a great summer!

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Great article
Tue June 27 2017
Great advice - keep well hydrated too and use the shade
Sun June 25 2017
Never leave home without fluids and sun screen
Sun June 25 2017
Stay hydrated.
Sun June 25 2017
We have to use factor 50!
Sat June 24 2017
Excellent advice - good to be reminded of keeping safe in the sun.
Sat June 24 2017
Definitely need this
Sat June 24 2017
Keep topping up suncream!
Sat June 24 2017
This should be taught in schools
Fri June 23 2017
Check the use by date on your sun cream!
Fri June 23 2017
Drink plenty of Water
Thu June 22 2017
Sensible sound article, should be read by every sane person.
Wed June 21 2017
Thank you for the advice
Wed June 21 2017
ALways need info on sun cream thankyou
Wed June 21 2017
I tend to forget to put sunscreen on cause I don't burn but I really got to try and remember.
Tue June 20 2017
factor 50 all the way
Tue June 20 2017
Excellent advice. So important to protect ourselves from the sun, especially in the intense heat we're experiencing this week.
Tue June 20 2017
Really great advice Thank you
Tue June 20 2017
Great advice
Tue June 20 2017
I always make sure to put sun cream on extra sensitive but often missed areas like the nose and feet (including soles if sunbathing!)
Tue June 20 2017
I hate to see sunburnt skin especially on children
Tue June 20 2017
So important to be careful with children.
Tue June 20 2017
A tan may look nice when you are young. However, it may very well kill you in the long run.
Tue June 20 2017
Really important advice ! Very useful article
Mon June 19 2017
Good tips, thank you x
Mon June 19 2017
Very interesting
Mon June 19 2017
This is a useful article and makes us more aware of how dangerous not taking precautions in the sun can be . Thank you
Mon June 19 2017
Useful tips
Wed June 14 2017
Aloe Vera works really good.
Wed June 14 2017
Great article, we forget sometimes to reapply the lotions but it is so worth in the end....
Tue June 13 2017
I'm always pretty careful, even though I am not really likely to burn.
Tue June 13 2017
Great tips on sun safety.
Tue June 13 2017