Love the song? (Baz Luhrmann of course) Take the advice...
Whether you're holidaying here or abroad, here are 10 things you should know...
1. There’s no healthy way to get a tan, and once you have one it doesn't protect your skin.
2. The sun - here and abroad - can increase your risk of skin cancer, and you can burn even when it's cloudy.
3. Most of us don't apply enough sunscreen to protect us. As a guide, adults need about two teaspoons just for the arms, head and neck. Apply it too thinly and you'll reduce the protection. If you're going to be in the sun for a long time apply sunscreen twice, 30 minutes before you go out and again once you're going into the sun.
4. Remember to apply sunscreen again after you've been in water (water resistant cream protects you in the water, but needs reapplied once you get out), and if you've been sweating a lot.
5. You need at least a factor 15 sunscreen and at least four-star UVA protection, your children a higher (30 plus SPF factor at least). Babies under 12 months should always be kept covered and/or in shade.
6. The SPFs are rated on a scale of 2 to 50+ based on the protection from UVB rays they offer, 50+ being the most protective. UVA is about the ultraviolet A radiation with five stars offering the best protection.
7. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of 2 - 3 years. Check yours is not past its expiry date if you're using one from last year.
8. Keep children covered up (and remember their sun hats), especially between 12 noon and 3pm (and remember to apply sunscreen to ears, feet and back of hands as well as face and body).
9. Keep a wide brimmed hat handy for you, too!
10. Sunglasses (with a CE and European Standard mark) will protect your eyes from a burning effect similar to sunburn.
Now enjoy the sun, knowing that these steps will protect you from problems impacting on a growing number of people in the UK. There are over 100,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in the UK each year, and 15,000 new cases of the more serious melanoma skin cancer. Most of these cancers are preventable. (NHS statistics).