How to prevent skin cancer
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In honour of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we've come up with a list of ways to decrease the risk of skin cancer. It can be tempting to try and soak up whatever sunshine possible, especially for those living in the United Kingdom. However, the sun is not just something which keeps us warm and tans our skin. It can also be very dangerous, so it's essential that we're all aware of how to enjoy the sun while staying safe. This is important to remember throughout the year, though there is no better time to remind you
than right now, as we prepare for summer and celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
While everyone should protect themselves against skin cancer, there are certain people who are more at risk from it and must, therefore, be even more diligent in protecting themselves from the sun. Those who fall into this group include those with a family history of skin cancer, people with naturally light skin and people with skin that burns, freckles or reddens easily. You can find the full list of those at risk here.
Read on to learn how to protect yourself this summer:
1. Stay in the shade
In order to remain safe, you should try to avoid the sun for prolonged periods of time. Instead, enjoy the good weather from a shady area. This is especially recommended between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
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