Sand intensifies the sun’s rays by between 10 and 25 per cent, so you need to be vigilant about applying sunscreen to areas that are not covered by UV-protective clothing. A thick and creamy waterproof sunscreen will give you the best coverage, so start the day with a thorough slathering of it. But once you’re at the beach, trying to rub sunscreen into slightly sandy arms may result in a rebellion. A spray-on lotion can be a good back-up option – just make sure that you are using enough as they tend to coat the skin rather sparsely.
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray, 140g, $14.95