SUN SAFETY

Stay safe in the sun!

Protect you and your family from over exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.

Uvistat Sun

Choose a sunscreen labelled broad spectrum or high protection against UVA and UVB so it offers balanced UVA and UVB protection.

Do not stay in the sun too long, even whilst using sunscreen, as no sunscreen can provide 100% protection.

Use a high protection sunscreen and re-apply frequently and generously, especially after perspiring, swimming or towelling.

In sunny weather, seek shade between 11am and 3pm when UV is at its strongest.

Cover up with clothing and don’t forget to wear a hat that protects your face, neck and ears, and wear good quality UV protective sunglasses.

Never let your skin burn and remember, a tan is a sign of sun damage to the skin.

Children have more sensitive skin and need extra care – use sunscreen, clothing and shade. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight.


Useful Information

Photosensitivity – What is it?

Photosensitivity is an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet rays from the sun. The condition will lead to rashes and in some cases, burns. Photosensitivity can also be triggered by some medications and should be discussed with the doctor.

Photosensitivity is an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other sources of light.

Symptoms of photosensitivity can vary from being mild to severe. The most common being an exaggerated skin rash or in other cases sun burn. The amount of sun exposure required for a reaction to happen varies greatly. For some people, very little sun exposure can cause or a rash or a burn, while for other sufferers only prolonged exposure to the sun will bring about a reaction.

Polymorphous Light Eruption – What is it?

As with Photosensitivity a PLE patient will develop an itchy rash when exposed to the sun. In the case of a PLE sufferer as sun exposure continues and the UV tolerance increases, symptoms will generally appear less often, however at the early stages of spring it be uncomfortable and irritating.

The best way for Photosensitivity and PLE sufferers to prevent the symptoms is to limit the amount of time in the sun and use a high factor sun cream of SPF50 when outside. Additionally, wearing of hats, sunglasses and if required long sleeves when out in the sun will also assist.


Uvistat for Sensitive Skin

Uvistat is well recognised as the sun cream for sensitive skin. The formulation has been developed to help protect sun sensitive skin from irritation and is medically approved for people with specific skin conditions such as PLE (Polymorphic Light Eruption) where the skin reacts to sunlight. Uvistat offers maximum protection against UVA radiation as denoted by the five stars on the pack. UVA as well as UVB rays can cause sensitivity so it is important to have high levels of protection from both types of ray. Uvistat is fragrance-free in a moisturising base which also helps as irritation can often be caused by fragrances.

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The Facts

Most of us enjoy being in the sunshine, it makes us feel good, but too much sun exposure can lead to adverse effects on the skin such as sunburn, premature skin ageing, sun induced skin allergies, cold sores, immunosupression of the skin and skin cancer.

Did you know...

The main cause of skin cancer is exposure to UV from sunlight or sunbeds. Always remember it’s not just sunbathing that put’s you at risk but just being out in the sun without adequate protection. If you also take part in outdoor hobbies or sport such as golf, cricket, bowls, fishing, gardening or attending outdoor sporting events, you will expose yourself to greater risk. So make sure you follow the Five S’s of sun safety and make sure you NEVER burn.


Follow the FIVE S's rule!

Enjoy the sun safely and follow the Five S’s

Suncream

SUNCREAM

Apply SPF30+ broad spectrum, minimum 3 star rated suncream every two hours.

Sunhat

SUNHAT

Wear a broad brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears. Children's 'legionnaire' style caps are useful.

Sunglasses

SUNGLASSES

Wear sunglasses that provide UV protection to protect the eyes from the sun’s rays.

Shoulders

SHOULDERS

Your shoulders can burn easily so try to protect them by keeping them covered.

Shade

SHADE

Seek a place where there is shade, particularly between 11am and 3pm, when UV penetration is at its strongest.

Children's
Safety Advice

Children's skin is very delicate, extra care should be taken.

Use a minimum SPF50 – ensure good coverage of the body, not forgetting shoulders, ears, nose, cheeks and top of the feet.

Apply 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply at least every two hours.

Use a waterproof suncream on children over 3 years when swimming and reapply after towelling – (waterproofed suncream should not be used on children under 3 years of age as they can easily overheat).

Keep toddlers and babies in the shade as much as possible particularly when abroad.

Don’t forget sun protection for children at school times – lunch breaks are when UV penetration is at its strongest. Please check your schools policy on Sun Cream.

Remember children can still burn on overcast days. No fair haired or fair skinned baby, or toddler should have a suntan or be sunburned.

UV protection sun suits are excellent, but always remember to apply sun creams to exposed areas.

where to buy uvistat products

Boots Uvistat Link
Lloyds Uvistat Link
Superdrug Uvistat Link
Chemist Direct Uvistat Link
Sunsibility Uvistat Link
The Health Counter Uvistat Link