- Do not expose infants and young children to sunlight.
Young children, particularly babies under a year old, must not be exposed to sunlight. Take care to keep them in the shade and protect them with a hat and clothing.
- Give children sunglasses, t-shirts and hats to wear.
Even if they are slightly older, children are still very sensitive to sunlight. Think carefully about protecting them when they are exposed.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight between 12.00 and 16.00.
During this period, the intensity of UV rays is at its highest. This is the point that they are most hazardous.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
The shorter the exposure period, the more the skin can re-establish its defences between two periods.
If you are not able to, cover up. Use dark-coloured clothing which offers the best protection.
- Pay attention to your first sunlight exposure.
It is often during the first exposure when we suffer the greatest sunburn. The skin is not prepared and is more sensitive.
- Pay attention to misleading situations.
Sun can reflect from sand, snow and water. There are also risks at high altitudes or with poor cloud cover.
- Regularly apply an appropriate sunscreen protective product.
The product must be appropriate to your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and to the exposure conditions. Whenever necessary, the sun protection must be reapplied at least every 2 hours or after each time you have bathed in water.
- Pay attention to taking some medications which may cause photosensitisation.