Deep down, we know that we should be safe in the sun. I certainly knew it, but my husband Graham thought he was 'indestructible' and so he didn't wear sun cream. It's only now, as a widow after Graham was cruelly snatched away by skin cancer when he was just 43 years old, that I can't believe I didn't act differently and make him protect himself.
Over exposure to the sun is the skin's number one enemy. Unless steps are taken to shield our skin from its glare, it quickly becomes wrinkly and slack. Not only do the sun's rays destroy the supporting collagen and elastin fibres of the skin, but they also encourage deep brown pigmentation marks known as 'age' or liver spots.
Wimbledon fortnight is here again. We always hope for a sunny two weeks to watch our tennis heroes, but cloudless skies can cause problems for both players and spectators. Although not always the hottest part of the year, late June and early July is the time when the Ultraviolet light (UVL) part of sunlight is at its strongest.