Knowing how to stay safe in the sun is very important so grab your sun hat and a bottle of sun cream for National Sun Awareness Week (9 -16th May). Organised by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), the aim is to raise awareness of skin cancer and exposure to the sun.
I’m convinced sunburn is the work of the higher evil forces. Sure, we’ve all been there. We’ve all been enjoying a summer holiday and at the end of a long, relaxing say at the beach you go back to your apartment to find your skin a little pink/red (delete where appropriate). It’s awful isn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be.
According to Cancer Research UK, 86% of malignant melanoma skin cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors. They found that approximately 102,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year and many skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.
Here are my top 10 tips for staying safe in the sun…