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The sun is hot up in the sky, so it’s time to put on your sun cream. Oh my! But let’s explore sun cream and how you should put it on, first.

Types of sun cream

  1. Suncream lotion – tip upside down and squeeze
  2. Suncream spray – keep upright and press
  3. Suncream mist – push and wait for the pssst sound

Sun creams all smell different. If you don’t like smelly things, you can buy sun cream for `sensitive` skin. Sensitive sun creams do not have perfume in them.

Sun cream or sunscreen?

Sun cream and sunscreen are the same, sunscreen is what our American friends say!

How to put sun cream on

Everybody struggles to put sun cream on by themselves – even your Trainers at Case! This is because you need to put sun cream on your back and shoulders, and these body parts are hard to reach. Ask a friend to help you put it on your back if you feel comfortable with this. You’ll need one handful of sun cream to cover your whole body. Put the sun cream on your face, arms, hands, legs, feet, and any skin that you can see.

Sun cream factors

When you buy sun cream, you’ll notice different numbers on the bottles. These numbers start at 10 and go up to 50. They are called factors. No… not the factors we talk about in Maths! Factor 10, factor 20, factor 30, and factor 50 mean how strong they are. If you are young, if you have sensitive skin, or if it is very hot, you should choose a high-factor sun cream.


Once you’ve had fun in the sun, you should use `Aftersun`. It’s very important to use Aftersun if you have sunburn. It feels cold when you spray it or put it on your skin!


Put your sun cream on before you go out in the sun, even if it’s cloudy. Put more sun cream on every 1 hour and 30 minutes, and after you’ve been in the sea or swimming pool.

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