Gardening obviously requires a lot of time to be spent outdoors in the sun. It is important to look after your skin. The UV rays in New Zealand can be very fierce. Suncream and sunglasses are a good idea, even outside summer. Skin can burn very easily and it is important to look after your eyes in order to prevent diseases. The skin around the eyes is also very sensitive. A hat is also very helpful and can help to protect skin around the neck.