Protection from sunburn:
- The sun is most intense between 10am-3pm, so try to limit exposure during these hours.
- Wear sunscreens with a sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 30.
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure (to allow skin to absorb it); sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light reducing the amount that reaches the skin.
- Wear sunscreens when swimming in an outdoor pool.
- Wear hats, protective clothing and sunglasses with UV protection.
- Use lip balm with sunscreen to protect lips from burning.
- Look for shady areas.
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
You should seek medical attention if you experience any of the following:
- Feeling dizzy, rapid breathing or rapid pulse, pale or cool skin, extreme thirst, no urine output, sunken eyes.
- Fever nausea or rash.
- Painful eyes which are sensitive to light.
- Blisters which are severe and painful.