We've been so lucky with the Easter break weather, and as summer looms ever closer we just can't wait to get the sun hats and swimming suits on to enjoy more of that vitamin D goodness.
Here's a quick reminder of things to be mindful of when we're out there enjoying the sun for the next few months.
The absolute number one thing we should always be mindful of. A light breeze on a hot day can be quite misleading as it's easy to forget how harmful the sun's rays can be with the cooling effect of the wind. Protect your skin always with a sun lotion, and don't forget to top up often. Lidl’s Cien Sun Lotion is perfect for this, so make sure you keep an eye out for it in stores!
One of the best things I've ever invested in was an insulated water bottle. These things keep cold water cold, and hot water hot for around 8 hours. I'd recommend one of these (or any kind of portable water flask) if you're going out and about in town or for a longer walk in the countryside. You should always bring water and drink at intervals even if you're not feeling thirsty. Don't wait till your body is asking for it.
Protect your eyes
Similar to the point about protecting your skin, it's easy to forget how harmful the sun's rays can be on the eyes. Invest in a pair of sunglasses with UV protection. They don't have to be expensive, but you should always ensure they have 100% UV protection. You'll find a range of 100% UV protection sunglasses from Lidl in store early May.
Ultimate day on the beach checklist
1. Everything mentioned above
2. Beach mat/towel
3. Beach shoes
5. A good book
6. Beach ball
If you're planning to spend some time at a resort abroad or you're lucky enough to have a pool in the garden, you absolutely need one of these. Just trust us on this one. And you'll be glad to know Lidl has got some wild and wacky floats arriving in store soon!
You don't have to go anywhere special to enjoy the sun. With a sun lounger (or just a towel) and a portable speaker you'll have everything you need for a quick top up of vitamin D without even leaving the comfort of your home.
We hope this has given you some ideas on what you might need in the coming months. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the products we'll be stocking in the new few weeks. We can probably help out with your checklist!
Now go forth and enjoy the sunshine :)