13th November 2016
The evenings might be getting darker and summer has drawn to a close, but it doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the sunscreen.
The aim of this year’s SunSense Dying for a Tan campaign was to continue to educate people on the risk of UV radiation and the damage it can do to our skin, but also to make everyone aware that UV damage doesn’t just happen in summer but all year round!
Our most recent survey showed that 81% of people only put sunscreen on themselves or their child when it’s sunny outside. But the reality is that whenever the sun is out, whether masked by clouds or on a cool winter day, it can still cause damage to your skin.
What’s more, not many people know that UVA rays are present all year round and can penetrate glass and clouds. Studies have also shown that UVA is a cause of premature ageing and that damage from these harmful rays can increase the development of skin cancer.
To help you keep up with your protection routine all year round, we’ve come up with some helpful tips:
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