I have heard a number of people warn me of the dangers of the sunshine in New Zealand. Apparently the ozone layer is thinner here and the sun is more intense. I have been told that you certainly shouldn’t go below SPF30 when choosing sun cream and preferably SPF50. I can vouch for the fact that just a half hour in the sun can burn you. The number of skin clinics here helps make the point.
Best not to be seen without a hat…especially when you are follically challenged…which reminds me of my Dad’s words of wisdom…”if you want to get ahead, get a hat”…😄
He also has other pearls of wisdom for the balding male such as “grass doesn’t grow on a busy street”.
Anyway, having seen the locals at the beach with various gear to keep them covered up, I have invested in a rash shirt (SPF50 and stops you getting irritated by a surf board too!)…it makes me look muscle-bound…sort of…well OK…not really. I had never heard of such clothing before. Here is a classic shot of me in beach wear…be careful out there…it can get hot. Who cares how you look when your well-being is at stake! Image is nothing…but a slight tan doesn’t go amiss.