Apply sunscreen to lighter skin

The most important tips:

  • Avoid the sun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at lunchtime.
  • Give your skin time to get used to the sun. It is better to stay in the shade for the first few days.
  • Always wear sunproof clothing, sunglasses - and definitely a hat when out in the sun.
  • Cream all uncovered parts of the body with an SPF 20 sunscreen. Children and people with fair skin should use SPF 30. Apply the sunscreen half an hour before sunbathing so that it can take full effect.
  • Caution: Avoid unnecessarily burdening the delicate skin of your child with sunscreen in the first year of life - it is better to stay in the shade.
  • Renew your sun protection several times a day. But be careful: Post-creaming does not extend the protective effect. She just gets it.
  • When bathing, keep your shoulders, chest and back covered with a T-shirt or special UV swimwear. Use waterproof sunscreen. Apply the cream again after it has dried off.
  • With medication, watch out for side effects in the sun. To be on the safe side, ask your doctor.
  • Avoid using deodorants and perfumes in the sun. This will avoid unsightly pigment spots.
  • Small children do not belong in the blazing sun. Find shade and dress your children in a way that is appropriate for the sun. Set a good example so that your child can get used to the correct use of the sun from an early age.
  • Do not use the solarium to prepare for your vacation. This so-called pre-tanning does not lead to an appreciable increase in the skin's own protection. The additional UV exposure does more harm than good.