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13th June 2019

Sun Care for Men

Sun care should be taken seriously by everyone; men, women, and children. In this blog, we look at the sun protection hints and tips that every man should be extra aware of.

In males in the UK, melanoma skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer, with around 8,100 new cases in 2015.1

First of all, application is key to staying protected in the sun. For many men, this can be hindered by thick or coarse body hair. SunSense Sport Mist SPF50 is suitable for hairier bodies, as the spray makes application easier. The alcohol base makes it easier to rub in and dries quickly. Our sport range also comes in a bottle as SunSense Sport Gel SPF50.

When applying, cover all exposed skin at least 20 minutes prior to exposure to the sun. Follow this up by reapplying every 2 hours throughout the day. For many men, this will also mean applying sunscreen to the top of your head if bald. This is a spot that could be easily missed. For further protection, we’d also recommend wearing a cap or hat. Sunglasses are also key for sun protection, so make sure you wear a pair when out and about.

For many sports enthusiasts, summer will signal the start of the sports season. Cricket, rugby league and golf are all summer sports, so whether you’re playing 18 holes, spending the weekend playing cricket, or just summer training we always advise people to stay sun safe by following these four simple sun protection tips:

  • cover up where possible, wearing loose clothes, sunglasses and a hat
  • stay in the shade as much as possible
  • maintain hydration by drinking plenty of water
  • always wear plenty of sunscreens, reapplying every 2 hours

Do you have any further hints or tips for staying sun safe? Share them with us on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SunSenseUK/.

  1. Cancer Research, Melanoma Skin Cancer Statistics, (Internet) available from https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/melanoma-skin-cancer#heading-Zerocited 29th May 2019
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