The 10 rules for correct exposure to the sun


  1. Excessive exposure to the sun represents a serious health risk. It is important to know and avoid the damage that the sun can cause.
    No product filters all UV rays, but the use of appropriate sun care products protects against risks of skin cancer, avoids redness and sunburn and prevents photo-ageing of the skin.

  2. It is important to choose and compare sun care products according to skin type (phototype), exposure and place (snow-sea-swimming pool-sand etc.).
    Use the sun care products that offer sufficient production, if necessary asking your usual supplier for advice and, if you still have doubts, your doctor or chemist. Take greater care with the sun’s rays when you are close to water, snow and sand.

  3. Never stay in the sun too long, even when using a product for UVA+UVB sun protection. No product gives total protection.

  4. 4. Avoid the hottest hours (11.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.) of the day and stay in the shade between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m., but remember that trees, parasols and porch or veranda roofs do not offer complete protection from the sun’s rays. Check the UV index every day in the weather section in the newspapers: the higher the index, the more important the protection.

  5. 5. Try never to get sunburn. Especially when the sun is at its strongest, a t-shirt, wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are recommended.

  6. 6. Remember to take special care with children. Keep babies and children out of the direct sunlight. Always protect then using a t-shirt and hat and keeping them under the parasol at the hottest time of the day

  7. Apply the product for sun protection before exposure to the sun. The fact of already having a tan is not a sufficient protection

  8. 8. Correctly apply a sufficient amount of cream and repeat application, especially after bathing or getting dried or if you have perspired a lot. Do not forget to apply the sun care product to all the parts of the body exposed to the sun. To be effective, the sun care products must be applied correctly and in sufficient amounts (normally 35 grams of sun care product for the whole body, i.e. about six teaspoons of product).

  9. PProtect the skin even when swimming in the sea or a in swimming pool because the ultra-violet rays act even when you are in the water.

  10. Use products that protect both from UVA and UVB rays. Especially during the first exposure to the sun, use sun care products that offer at least “medium” protection or an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15, 20 or 25