Holidays. There’s nothing better, right? Nothing makes the stresses of work, school and general life just melt away better than some time in the roaring sun to the sound of gentle lapping waves. However, this idyllic bliss can be ruined in the blink of an eye if you fail to maximise sun protection.
How can I maximise sun protection when on holiday?
Fortunately, these days there are a number of accessories, gadgets and products available to help keep you safe when out and about in the sun, leaving you free to enjoy your holidays without worrying about the debilitating effects of sunstroke or bad sunburn. The best and most effective accessories to help maximise sun protection include:
Sun cream – The old staple of any trip to the beach or day out in the sun. Sun cream is as essential today as it has always been. With a number of brands and mixes – from the thick sticks favoured by cricketers to invisible, kind-to-skin spray that takes minimal rubbing in – available on the market today, there’s no excuse for anyone not to be well covered.
Caps and Hats – Head fashion seems to have taken on a life of its own, but its primary purpose shouldn’t be forgotten – namely, protection from the sun. From baseball caps and trilbies to enormous straw designs, a good hat can go a long way to helping you maximise sun protection.
Sunglasses – It’s not just your skin that needs protection from the sun – a good pair of quality sunglasses are every bit as important. As with hats, there’s a colour and style to suit everyone, but UV protection is essential whatever design you choose.
There is a high level of innovation which goes into products that maximise sun protection each year, these help keep adults and children safe whilst outside.
What if I try to maximise sun protection, but the products I buy are faulty?
As a consumer, you are entitled to expect the products you buy to do as they say. If they are faulty or ineffective, and you are injured or made ill as a result, it’s important to remember you may well be entitled to compensation.
One quick trip to the claims calculator at Accident Advice Helpline and 30 seconds later you will know if you have a case. From there, you can speak to our expert advisors who can take your case on a no-win, no-fee* basis. You can find out more on our helpline – 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – 24 hours a day.
Date Published: February 19, 2017
Author: Accident Advice