10 tips to avoid sunburn ~ an equestrian beauty dilemma

Equestrians can't always stay out of the sun even though they realize that with temperatures and UV levels high  prolonged exposure means risking sunburn. So here we have a few top tips to help equestrians avoid getting sunburn:

1. Where possible avoid being out in full sunlight during the hottest part of the day 11am-3pm

2. Stay covered up in lightweight clothes.

3. Where light colours.

4. Consider clothing with UV protection.

5. Always use a high factor (SPF30 / SPF50 ) sunscreen.

6. Check that your sunscreen hasn't expired it's use by date before applying. 

7. Reapply suncreen frequently.

8. Remember that water (including sweat) can remove sunscreen so if you're taking a dip or sweating a lot you'll have to reapply more frequently.

9. Wear sunglasses that provide UVA and AVB protection, check the label.

10. If you're not wearing your riding helmet wear a wide brimmed hat, always try to provide cover to your neck. 

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