The answer is sunshade.
But it’s not as simple as just covering your face.
“It takes a lot of time and a lot effort,” says Mark O’Brien, director of the Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Exeter.
“The best advice I can give is to wear sunscreen as soon as you see a UVB light and to use sunscreen if you do see the UVB.”
So if you’re getting the sun but it’s cloudy, or the sun is out, use sunscreen, says O’Connor.
But if you’ve been swimming in the sun, don’t.
O’Conner says it’s worth doing this.
“If you do it regularly, you can get some UV protection.
The problem is it is not as well tested, so the benefit is not great.
You’re still putting yourself at risk.”
It’s important to use a sunscreen if it’s going to rain, says John Fotheringham, lecturer in the department of chemistry at the Royal Veterinary College in England.
You could also wear sunscreen when you’re standing in a pool or under a roof, or in a garden.
Owing to its popularity, sunscreen is a common sunscreen for kids and pregnant women.
It’s also used by those with sunburns, including children with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
If you have eczemas, O’Connors advice is to cover the skin and avoid direct sunlight.
He also says it is better to wear a hat, and avoid using a face mask if you are a smoker, because smoke can damage your eyes and cause eye irritation.
“People who smoke or drink alcohol have a higher risk of getting sunburn,” says O’/Connor.
So do don’t get sunburned, if you have it.
O’/Conner recommends wearing a hat and sunglasses if you live in a hot climate.
“Be aware that a high temperature will increase your risk of sunburn.
It is important to wear protective clothing, but also be aware of any possible sunburn and apply sunscreen.”
Do keep a dry towel handy.
O/Conner also says people with skin problems may have to apply sunscreen, especially if they have a history of sun exposure, because the chemicals in sunscreen can irritate the skin.
Oven-safe sunscreens Sunscreen can be a bit more expensive than other products, and you’ll want to look for a product that is safe for you to wear in a sun-protected area, such as your kitchen or bath, according to O’/Connors.
This includes sunscreen that is not made of synthetic sunscents or ingredients that may irritate your skin.
“I have heard a lot about products with artificial ingredients that have caused skin problems and problems with sun sensitivity.
There is a lot more research needed, so there is a bit of a grey area in terms of sunscopes.”
It can also be hard to get sunscreen on in Australia.
“Many of the products you see are not FDA approved, so it’s a bit hard to find,” says Chris Jones, manager of UV and Dye Safety, an Australian company.
“But if you go into a store and look for sunscreen, you may find a product for that that is FDA approved.
If there’s a product in the US that’s not approved for Australian consumers, it’s probably not approved.”
So be careful when buying a sunscreen.
However, there are some sunscapes that are safer than the ones that have been tested for sun damage.
These include sunscaping in an indoor garden, outdoors, and in the shade.
For example, O’/Brien recommends wearing sunglasses indoors to protect your eyes.
“You want to avoid wearing sunglasses on the inside of the house because it can get hot, and it also creates a lot that is harmful to the eyes,” he says.
But he says it could also be worth it for people with eczas.
“They may have eczyas, which are skin conditions that can cause severe sunburn, and sunburn is probably more likely to be caused by eczya,” he adds.
Oisin is a freelance journalist and a former member of the Australian Medical Association’s sunscreen committee.