Here are the 5 sunscreen mistakes you’re making and how to fix them

AS LONG as you've got sunscreen on once you lay back on the beach, you are protected for the day - right?

Wrong... an expert has explained some of the common mistakes we make when it comes to protecting our skin in the summer

It includes failing to put sunscreen on before you leave the house, and using last year's lotion

To properly protect your face you should apply two finger lengths of sun cream and for your body it’s a whole shot glass

If you use a spray bottle or roll-on you should be applying several passes or spritzes in each area to provide adequate protection

But be aware children under six months should be kept out of the sun entirely

The body creates vitamin D, which helps keep bones and muscles healthy, from sunlight on the skin when outdoors