Home > Lifestyle > Sun > Health tips Health tips All sections in Sun » About the sun » Artificial tanning » Global warming » Health tips » Skin cancer » Suncare » The sun and your kids » Why we need the sun » Your skin and the sun » Sun News Screen yourself against the sun Heading for the beach? Always use a sunscreen that protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays. Subscribe Newsletter » Like Health24 on Faceboook » Quiz Test your sun sense » Types of cancer prevalent in SA men Types of cancer prevalent in SA women Deep heat Sun rays can burn even through thick glass, and under water. Get the best from your sunscreen Always use a sunscreen that protects your skin against UV-A and UV-B rays. Centrum tip - First aid for sunburn Sunburn easily results in first-degree burns, especially in young children. Centrum tip – Hit that heat rash Prickly heat, a common heat-related skin rash, often occurs in children during summer. Centrum tip - Be sun-savvy this summer The bronzed, sun-baked tan that used to be the essential summer fashion accessory is fading in favour of a spray-on tan or a natural look. “ Latest comment on Health24 Pandemic Twenty-Thirteen says... Er yes - this does seem a bit like 'overkill'! May I suggest that it is the Chinese preference for eating chicken as 'fresh' after slaughter as possible which is the dangerous... World not ready for mass flu outbreak ” Centrum tip – Check your sun spots You know the drill: avoid the sun between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., wear a high-factor sunscreen and cover up with long sleeves, a hat and good sunglasses. Centrum tip – Get the rub on sunscreen Apart from only settling for a factor-30+ sunscreen this summer, what else should you know about this powerful weapon against the sun's rays? Centrum tip – Beat the summer heat Summer in South Africa is no laughing matter. Everyone knows that sinking feeling when temperatures in the 30+ region are forecast. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.