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Sun Safety

Be Sun Safe this Summer

Find out more about being sun safe this summer, use the skindex to find out your skin type and facts about skin cancer.

Get your free Sun Safety pack and promotional item by emailing info@horshamdistrictwellbeing.org.uk

Our top tips

  • Slip on protective clothing
  • Slop on SPF 30+ sunscreen
  • Slap on a hat
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on some sunglasses

What’s your skin type?

Not everyone’s skin has the same amount of protection in the sun.  So it is important to know your skin and take appropriate action to protect it.  Use The British Association of Dermatologist's Skindex to find out your skin type and what you need to do to protect it. 

Are you at RISK?

Some of us are at more a risk to developing skin cancer than others.  One or more of the following can put you at an increased risk:

  • pale skin or easily burn
  • moles and freckles
  • red or fair hair
  • family history of skin cancer
  • history of sunburn

For more information please click here.

Get the World UV App!

The British Association of Dermatologists along with the MET office have devised an app to give you the latest UV forecast at your fingers tips for thousands of locations worldwide.

  • Find out the peak UV forecasts in thousands of locations
  • Look up your holiday destination for current UV levels
  • Top sun safety tips
  • Find out your skin type
  • On i-phone and android!

The ABCD Easy way to check moles

Skin cancer can be cured if detected early so follow these simple rules for checking your skin.  And remember if in doubt, check it out.

Vitamin D

We can make vitamin D from the sun which we need for strong and healthy bones.  However, it is difficult to say how much sun exposure we need to make enough vitamin D.  We have stopped making vitamin D before we start to burn so when it comes to sun exposure, little and often is best.

We do not need to sunbath to make vitamin D but if you are worried we can get it from oily fish and fortified foods like margarine and cereals or take a supplement.

 

More Information

For more information please see the links below:

www.cancerresearchuk.org

http://www.bad.org.uk/

Skin Cancer Brief Sheet

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/downloads/Product/skin_cancer_briefsheet.pdf

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