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Sun safety tips for running outdoors

Marathon season is upon us and for many of you, training is well underway for the big day. Here are our top five training tips to help you stay safe in the sun and pass the finish line…
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Should the UK ban the beds?

Love it or loath it, tanned skin has been a hot topic throughout the ages. In fact, our plight for beauty runs so deep, that we’re willing to risk our long-term health for a quick confidence boost.
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Stay Sun Safe on the Slopes

As winter fast approaches, many Brits are preparing to escape to faraway ski destinations unaware of the threat that UV rays pose in our favourite winter wonderlands. It’s a common misconception that sunburn and sun damage is confined to the summer season, as UV rays are often associated with the heat. The fact is, bright winter sun is much more powerful than any of us realise - and with the element of surprise on its side, it can be even more dangerous.
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Sun Safety for Kids

Nothing says British summertime quite like the frequent bursts of glorious sunshine mixed with torrential downpours - and this year is proving to be no exception! Regardless, UV rays are still shining strongly upon us, which means that delicate skin is at serious risk of sun damage. The majority of which is caused before the age of 18, as children’s skin tends to be more sensitive than that of an adult.
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Surfs up as Sun Sensible Schools campaign is launched!

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School and nursery pupils across the country are set to put their creativity to the test and win an Ozzie-style surf sun shelter, as the 2014 Sun Sensible schools campaign is launched.

Providing extra shade in the playground is one of the ways you can help protect children... and with our competition, you can! All your pupils need to do is design a surfboard with a sun theme on our website at

Alternatively, you can download a surfboard template and post your entries to us at Crawford Healthcare Ltd, King Edward Court, King Edward Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0BE

So why not encourage them to enter now? Find out more about being sun sensible at

We’ve produced a range of materials to help your school put their own policy in place, to teach your pupils more about the sun and help encourage children to cover up, drink more, stay in the shade and apply sunscreen regularly.

Three schools won the competition last year and were awarded with fantastic prizes including a sandbox and pergola, a wooden playhouse and a Buddy Buses sun shelter.

Following on from last year’s success, which saw over two hundred schools take part to design a t-shirt, Sun Sense UK has raised the bar again tasking participants with designing a surfboard which would be included in  an Ozzie-style surf shack shelter at the winning candidates schools’.


Check out the full 2014 SunSense range here.

We’ve got lots of exciting activities planned for the year ahead, as well as our popular competitions and giveaways, so make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter so that you don’t miss out.

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New ingredients for anti-ageing

We’re starting 2014 with the launch of our new SunSense products. We’ve taken our most popular products and revamped the formulations with even more skin improving and anti-ageing ingredients such as Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter to keep your skin looking young and feeling great.
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Celebrity doctor supports SunSense campaign

As a skin cancer sufferer himself, Dr Chris Steele teamed up with us to help spread importance messages about sun protection. The TV doctor revealed how he has suffered four skin cancers as a result of over exposure to the sun and why he now wants to make parents aware of the dangers.
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