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.
British summer time can be disappointing but the forecasters are predicting a heatwave this August - with tropical temperatures on the way!
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.
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.
We all enjoy a sunny day or a good summer holiday but the sun's rays can be very damaging and children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun.