If you are visiting a country where you will be exposed to the suns rays for long periods of time, then it is extremely important to use the right sun block to protect your skin from long lasting sun damage. Taking care of your skin when exposed to the sun is important due to the risks to your health from over exposure to the sun. The most dangerous time to be out in the sun is between the hours of 11am and 3pm, therefore it is important to ensure you have the right protection, from either high protection sun cream or by staying indoors.
Using a sun block with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 and a 5-star UVA rating every 2 hours is advised, more often if you are swimming as water washes sunscreen off. Even if it is a cloudy day, it is ideal to apply sun screen as radiation from the sun can pass through light cloud. Travelpharm offer a wide range of products to help you stay protected from the sun, with various levels of SPF protection.