Be Sun Safe | Health Improvement Team
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, and it’s a growing problem.
Don’t let sunburn catch you out. Know your skin type and protect yourself from the sun.
- Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
- Wear a high sunscreen (SPF 15+)
- Cover up with a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid using sunbeds
Babies and children need extra protection from the sun because their skin is delicate and easily damaged. You will not see the damage immediately because skin cancer can take years to develop. But children who are exposed to too much sun now are storing up problems for the future. Sunburn during childhood can dramatically increase the risk of skin cancer later on in life.
Primary School Years
Skin Cancer (Signs and Symptoms)
How To Be Sun Safe
In the UK, 2,000 people a year die from malignant melanoma, and the number is increasing. An expert and members of the public talk about how to stay safe in the sun.
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