Whilst people understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun, many underestimate the effects of the sun on our eyes. Our eyes are delicate organs, up to 10 times more sensitive to UV damage than our skin, so it is important to provide effective protection.
However, this early sun can pose the same risks from sun damage as later on in the summer months, especially as our skin has often been covered up for months during winter. As the summer countdown begins, and we jump at any opportunity to get outside in the sunshine, there are a few tricks to help boost that tan whilst ensuring your skin is protected:
British summer time can be disappointing but the forecasters are predicting a heatwave this August - with tropical temperatures on the way!
The warmer weather is here and the summer holidays are just around the corner, so now is the perfect opportunity to educate the next generation about sun safety. Let's empower our kids so that they can have fun in the sun without the worry of damaging their delicate skin.
The summer festival season is upon us, with an estimated 14 million adults descending on fields and parks across the UK to enjoy some form of live music. However, being outdoors all day means that staying safe in the sun should also be in tune for festival goers.
We're headed full speed into the season of late skiing, bank holiday jaunts and weddings and with it brings a whole new set of demands in the bathroom department. But fear not I've sifted through the shelves to separate the wheat from the chaff all so you don't have to brave the high street.
Protecting our skin in the sun is so important, yet there are so many mixed messages surrounding sun safety that we're still getting burnt. Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new advice warning that there is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight.
Unlike many types of cancer, skin cancer is greatly affecting our young population. It's now one of the most common types of cancer in people between the ages of 15 to 34. And young people's behaviour in the sun, such as that captured by the Teenager Cancer Trust research, has got a lot to do with this.
Most people know that it's sensible to apply sun screen to the skin in order to prevent burning. If the thought of ageing, sagging, sun damaged skin that is rife with age spots is not enough to convince people to apply sun protection, then the very real threat of skin cancer certainly should be.
Ever wondered why you feel so damn good after a relaxing holiday by the beach? Well, according to researchers, spending time