Sun safety myths: busted


Myth: You only need to worry about SPF

SPF shows how well you are protected against sunburn, but it’s only one half of the story. Wear sun protection with at least SPF 30 and with a 5-star UVA rating to give you and your family adequate protection from the sun.[J1] *


Myth: One layer of sun cream lasts all day.

Sun protection needs to be applied regularly to maintain protection. You should reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you’re sweating, swimming or towelling dry.


Myth: If you’re not red, you’re not burnt.

It might take a few hours for your skin to turn red after being in the sun. You should apply sun protection before exposing your skin to the sun to avoid developing sunburn later.


Myth: You can’t burn in the UK.

People can burn in any part of the world. It all depends on the intensity of the sun, the amount of time spent in the sunshine and a person’s skin type. Make sure to wear sun protection whenever you’re in the sun to protect your skin.


Myth: If my kids wear sun cream, they won’t get enough Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is very important, so you and your family should try to spend plenty of time outside! Just make sure that you always use sun protection. Vitamin D can still be synthesised through sun cream, but sun exposure without proper protection can cause deeper skin damage.


Fact: Wearing Soltan can keep you and your family sun safe this summer.

Soltan sun protection products have high SPFs and 5-star UVA ratings, meaning that they provide broad protection against the sun’s rays. Wear Soltan sun protection this summer to keep you and your family sun safe.


Download and print the Soltan Sun Ready Voucher and get 200 advantage card points when you buy any two Soltan products.



*The star rating is a measure of the absorbance of UVA relative to UVB. Other brands not displaying a star rating symbol may still offer high levels of UVA protection.