At Britmums Live the other week, Mummy met, amongst other fab brands, the lovely ladies at the Boots stand.
With my big sis having very sensitive, delicate skin (she is blonde and gorgeous) Mummy has always been really aware of keeping safe in the sun, and obviously with me as a baby and now a tot.
Big bro, and biggest sis tan nicely and easily – but they still need looking after too. And have you ever thought about your eyes in the sun? Or where UV light can catch you out?
Mummy picked up some brilliant tips and facts from Boots, and their #SummerGoodTimes campaign, and is keen to share them with you….
1. Your eyes are ten times more sensitive to UV damage than your skin.
2. Children’s eyes have larger pupils and clearer lenses so are more susceptible to sun damage.
3. Your eyes need protection from UV all the time – even on cloudy days.
4. Lenses with darker tints don’t necessarily offer more UV protection than glasses with clear lenses.
5. UV rays bounce of glass screens – looking at your smart phone close up increases your exposure to this reflection.
6.Cloud cover only reduces the amount of UV light by 10%
7. Wearing a T-Shirt provides UV protection – but only when it is dry. Once wet, it turns opaque so swimming in a T-Shirt offers NO protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
8. Sand, concrete and even grass all reflect UV but if any of these surfaces become wet the amount reflected can double.
9. The effects of the sun are cumulative – if you burn an area of skin, it will be more sensitive to burning next year.
10. Around three tablespoons of sun cream is enough to cover an adults body. Be careful not to over rub your lotion.
Mummy has learnt a lot from these – some she had no idea about. What about you?