When it comes to going on holiday, there’s nothing more important that adopting the mantra of slip, slop, slap and protecting your skin from sunburn.
Burned skin is incredibly painful, and it can ruin your holiday plans. If you’re looking forward to a beach holiday this summer, here are golden rules to follow to prevent sunburn and reduce your risk of travel accidents.
Slip, slop, slap
Slip, slop, slap is a phrase regularly used in Australia. The aim is to get people to use plenty of sunscreen to protect their skin from sunburn and skin cancer. People remember the term slip, slop, slap and this reminds them that they need to apply their sunscreen and then reapply later in the day.
Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s rays can be powerful enough to give you sunburn. Before you head but into the sun always follow the rules of slip, slop, slap and slather your skin in cream.
If you burn easily, or you have fair skin, take extra care in the sun. Use high factor sunscreen and avoid the midday sun. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes and head for the shade if you’re getting too hot, or your skin feels like it’s starting to burn.
Remember to keep your sun cream topped up during the day. It’s particularly important to reapply if you’ve been swimming or splashing around in the water.
If you do get badly burned, apply after sun lotion to your skin and stay hydrated. If your skin starts to blister, seek medical advice.
Remember that prevention is always better than cure. Slip, slap, slop before you go out in the sun.
Can I claim compensation for an accident abroad?
Sunburn is a preventable illness, but all not all holiday injuries can be avoided. If you’ve been injured abroad and you weren’t at fault, you may be considering claiming travel accident compensation.
If you have evidence to support your holiday accident claim, why not call Accident Advice Helpline? Our experienced injury lawyers could help you claim the personal injury compensation you deserve.
We have more than 15 years of experience in helping consumers to claim compensation for accidents caused by the negligence of others, and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice