Hands up, who’s off on their hols this summer? Hoping for a little bit of sun are we?
We all know about protecting ourselves from the sun but do we really do much about it?
With shocking statistics released by Macmillan Cancer Support that 40% of Brits get sunburnt deliberately for a “deeper” tan it’s time to get serious about sun safety.
Did you know that this can cause premature aging and increase our risk of skin cancer?
Use a proper SPF
Look, it’s nice to get a bit of a tan. Most people look much healthier when they’ve caught the sun. And it can even give us the appearance of being that little bit slimmer too. It’s simply wonderful.
But everybody should be using an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 or above. Make sure your products protect against UVA and UVB rays. They both cause permanent damage to delicate skin.
Getting sunburnt just once every two years can significantly increase your risk of malignant melanoma so it’s important to cover up – your life could depend on it!
Protect your eyes too!
What better excuse to invest in a pair of stylish sunnies?
Even low amounts of sunlight can increase the risk of developing eye disorders, and it may seem hard to believe, but several parts of your eyes are susceptible to sun damage.
From cataracts – which can lead to blindness, to actually ‘burning’ the surface of the eye with UV rays – which can leave you in extreme pain and cause blindness too, how can you afford not to protect your peepers?
You might not think that spending time outside on our gloomy shores could cause much sun damage at all, but harmful rays can sneak through even on a cloudy day. Whether you’re gardening, at a footie match or simply out and about in town, sunburn can seriously catch you out!
Try to spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm. This is when the sun’s UV rays are strongest, the perfect opportunity to tap in to another trend this season – a wide brimmed hat to stop your gorgeous face from developing premature wrinkles or worse!
A pair of sunglasses with 100% UV protection is best, so make sure you invest in quality. Find the perfect pair at www.sunglassesuk.com where their range of prescription sunglasses could save you from the sun this summer!