Avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day, between midday and four o’clock in the afternoon.
Re-apply sun cream every two hours and every time you go in the sea.
Gently dry off after swimming, as water droplets magnify the effect of UV rays.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with a UV filter to protect your eyes.
Be careful about rays which can bounce off the sand and the water, you can still get burnt this way under a parasol or hat.
Pay particular attention to sun protection at higher altitudes. At 1500 metres above sea level, 20% more UVB rays reach the earth.
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