Skin cancer attacks 10,000+ per year


Friday 29th May 2009

Cancer Research UK has revealed that more than 10,000 people are diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer every year in a quest to achieve that perfect tan.

And even if you don’t get skin cancer, you can end up with premature ageing and uneven pigmentation, which will require the need for anti-ageing treatments, pigmentation treatments and freckle reduction.

Year upon year, many young people, and older people, fail to see the dangers of spending too long in the sun’s deadly UV rays. Package holidays and hot summer weekends here in the UK all facilitate the development of skin cancer because it encourages ‘binge tanning’.

We all like to make the most of the sunnier days and warmer climes, however just being a little bit sensible can save you from developing cancer, ultimately saving your life.

  • Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm – this is when the sun is strongest
  • Wear at least a factor 15, preferably 20+
  • Cover up any moles
  • Protect the face to avoid ageing and your head with a sun hat – there’s nothing worse than a burnt scalp!

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