Most people think about sunburn as something that happens on holiday or in hot, sunny places. But more than half of people suffering sunburn are burnt here in the UK.
You shouldn’t avoid the sun completely, as it is an important source of vitamin D. However, to reduce the risk of skin cancer, avoid sunburn by:
Sunbeds and sunlamps can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Public Health England recommend that you don’t use them, except for medical reasons.
Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from sun or sunbeds is the main cause of skin cancer.
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