OK not really, but the celeb gal pals have teamed up to bring a very important summer campaign to our attention…
Lydia and Zoe are heading up the Department of Health’s Flag It shout out, which is all about encouraging us to keep an eye out for each other in the sun this summer. Yes we know it’s hardly hot stuff over here at the moment, but whenever the sun does show his face, and especially when you escape abroad to find him, it’s really important that you take care of yourselves properly.
Hands up who’s accidentally gotten red bits after too much sun time? Exactly, we’ve all been there, and our friends have winced at our pink pain. Well Lydia and Zoe are encouraging you all to flag up to your friends when they need to cover up, add more sunscreen or slip into the shade. The result? No more burnt bits as you cut the risks of sun damage and exposure. Yay.
“I got caught out on holiday recently when I didn’t wear a high enough factor sun cream and spent too long sunbathing,” admitted Lydia. “Not only was it really painful but it didn’t look that great either and it made me worry about long term damage. Through the Flag It campaign I hope other girls my age realise the damage the sun can cause and don’t make the same mistake I did.”
And remember to watch out for your mates here when the weather (*crosses fingers*) picks up. “We’re so used to wet and cloudy weather in the UK it’s really easy to get excited when the sun shines and rush out to soak up those rays without thinking about what it’s doing to our skin,” added Zoe. “It’s our job as girls to look out for one another and if you see a friend in danger of burning flag it to them. We should be encouraging each other to use fake tan as an alternative and stay in the shade or slap on a high factor sun cream and enjoy the sun responsibly.”
So take a leaf out of these ladies books and stay safe out there.