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Did you get sun burn over the bank holiday? Get expert advice from a dermatologist

Did you get sun burn over the bank holiday? Get expert advice from a dermatologist

With incredible weather and highs of up to 25 degrees, this bank holiday weekend saw many of us out and enjoying the sun. But what if you spent a bit too much time outside and got sunburn?

I am as devoted to wearing sunscreen as I am to brushing my teeth

Do we really need to be wearing a daily SPF regardless of the weather and if we are just going to be inside all day?

How much sun is healthy?

It’s easy to forget to apply the SPF when the weather is cloudy or overcast, but I’ve heard some people hold off on the SPF application on a hot, sunny day ‘to help top up their Vitamin D levels’. But does this really work? Do we need to risk skin damage to take on sufficient Vitamin D?

Welcome to Spring! Don't forget your sunscreen (SPF)

Welcome to Spring! It’s time for me to gently remind you all to wear SPF all year round, even when it feels like there is an Arctic chill in the air.

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

We?re constantly warning of the damaging and ageing effect of the sun?s rays on our skin, but in avoiding sun exposure, could we be doing ourselves more harm than good?

Are tanning tablets, pills or injections safe?

There are various tanning tablets around that claim to be able to improve your tan. But increasing our tan shouldn?t be a goal at all. I can?t recommend taking any of them, if your underlying aim is to get a deeper tan or a quicker tan, due to the inherent risks of excessive sun exposure. We should just be happy with our natural skin colour!

How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

The sun?s rays can be very damaging to our skin and can hasten the aging of the skin. But if you are not careful, it will lead to a much serious formation of melanoma or skin cancer. So here are a few tips to care for your skin to prevent from getting skin cancer.

Tanning salons still using provocative marketing of sun beds

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend in Exeter, Devon. As we drove into the city I was shocked, amazed and well just plain flabbergasted at the marketing of a tanning shop which we past by ? the shop was called Vit-D Tanning!