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Waiting time before reapplying sun tan lotion according to British adults 2017

This statistic displays the results of a survey question, which asked respondents in Great Britain how long they tend to wait before re-applying sunscreen/sun tan lotion when they wear it in summer or while on holiday. According to the survey conducted in April 2017, 24 percent of respondents wait two to three hours before re-applying sun cream while 10 percent claim to never re-apply after first putting it on.

How long do you tend to wait before re-applying more sunscreen/sun tan lotion to your skin?*

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Release date

May 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 11-12, 2017

Number of respondents

1,498 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All who wear sunscreen/sun tan lotion during summer/on holiday

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In general, thinking about when you tend to wear sunscreen/ sun tan lotion in the summer, or while on holiday to a sunny/ hot location, approximately how long do you tend to wait before re-applying more to your skin (assuming you haven't washed it away in some other way)?"

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