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BUST THAT MYTH.

Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD

'Applying sun tan lotion once is enough for the whole day'

The general principle is to reapply every two to four hours as sunscreen does disperse with time.

Apply liberally when you're putting it on yourself and your children. If you go into the water, you may need to reapply more often.

A good way to conserve sunscreen is to cover yourself up with clothing. Clothes are more reliable than sunscreen - you don't have to worry about forgetting your lotion or reapplying it.

If you're on prescription drugs, check with your doctor as some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Certain blood pressure medications can also make your skin more sensitive, as well as antibiotics.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 13, 2018
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