Temperatures are expected to soar near the 30’s this week. That’s very hot!
We don’t get weather like this very often in the UK, so it’s nice to make the most of it, but if you’re going to be out in the sun you need to stay safe.
Use plenty of suncream
Suncream is a special lotion that helps to protect your skin from the Sun’s harmful rays.
The higher the factor, the higher the level of sun protection (SPF).
Most dermatologists – they’re people who are skin experts – recommend using a SPF 15 or SPF 30 suncream.
You should apply it half an hour before going into the sun and reapply it regularly, especially after swimming. Don’t forget to do your back, the tips of your ears and your feet!
Even in the heat, it’s a good idea to stay covered up.
Wearing a light coloured t shirt will reflect the sun’s rays away from you and protect you from burning!
You should also wear a hat and sun glasses to protect your face and eyes in bright sunlight.
Hot weather can dehydrate you very quickly, especially if you are running around…
Dehydration can be very dangerous so make sure you keep drinking lots of fluids – not just fizzy pop and juice, but plain water too!
If you start to feel dizzy, faint or sick, you should get out of the sun straight away and tell an adult immediately.
Stay in the shade
Take a break from the sun and sit in the shade. It will help cool your body down as well stop you burning.
You should always try and stay out of direct sunlight between 12pm and 3pm when the sun is at its hottest.