The Sun Awareness national campaign is run by the British Association of Dermatologists and raises awareness of the dangers of long exposure to the sun, promoting safety when outside.
The simplest and most important thing to do when being sun-safe is putting on sun screen. Make sure you put on a hat, or cover your skin. It’s the easy things like this that save your skin from harmful and painful damage caused by the sun when over-exposed to the sun's rays.
Over-exposure can cause serious damage to your body, with two common types of cancers. One being non-melanoma, and melanoma, which is by far the most dangerous skin cancer. This simple reason is enough to look after your skin, stay in the shade and be safe in the sun.
Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer - sunburn doesn't just happen on holiday abroad, you can burn in the UK. Follow these tips to reduce your risk of sunburn:
In the UK the sun is strongest between 11.00am and 3.00pm from March to October so make sure children spend that time in the shade. For further sun safety tips see the NHS website.
Spread the word of sun safety and the dangers of over exposure this Summer!