27th March 2019
Skin type is one of the main factors that determine the risk of sunburn.1 From light skin (highest risk) to dark skin (lowest risk), there are six skin types that correlate with a person’s susceptibility to sunburn.1
Factors that pose higher risks for skin cancer include:
For people in high-risk groups, spending time in the sun can be more of a pain than a pleasure. Certain people are more susceptible to developing problems such as sunburn, pigmentation, premature ageing, wrinkles and skin cancers. ² That’s why it’s particularly important they apply a sunscreen and use other sun protective measures.
To ensure you limit your risk of damage, reduce your time spent in both direct and indirect sun light. Beware of reflections of sand, water and glass.
When out make sure you’re covered up to limit your sun exposure, you
Hydrate your skin from within by topping up
Apply every 2 hours, especially after swimming, exercising, sweating and toweling dry.
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