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 Hot Weather Hazards Summer’s hidden health risks and how to treat them... 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 Screen yourself against the sun Heading for the beach? Always use a sunscreen that protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays. 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 – 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Bantsijang says... Some people are bipolar but not aware.... Bipolar disorder ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.