The numbers of skin cancer sufferers is constantly increasing throughout the world and it is now the most common cancer in the United States. In the UK the number of sufferers has quadrupled in the last 30 years so it’s something that everyone should be aware of. Tragically, there are around 35 people in the UK who are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer yet it is still largely unfamiliar to many people despite it being a great threat.
The sun is without a doubt the biggest cause of skin cancer and the only way to avoid it is by staying out of the sun. Everyone knows that this is almost impossible as the sun is at its hottest and most damaging between the hours of 10am and 4pm when most people want to be out and about; however, there are ways to protect yourself.
One of the most obvious forms of protection is sunscreen. Although you might not think that your skin can suffer too much damage on an overcast day because the sun is nowhere to be seen, you’d be wrong. As long as you can see outside that means that the sun’s out and is emitting UVA and UVB rays and consequently causing damage to your skin.
Adding ‘apply a sunscreen’ to your to do list every morning doesn’t have to be a hindrance because with Dermalogica’s Solar Defence Booster you can add a small amount to your usual moisturiser and be happy with the knowledge that you’ll be stepping outside protected.