Sun Awareness Week 2012

Posted on 03 May, 2012

Sun Awareness Week started on April 30th and will end on May 6th, but is just one part of an annual campaign that runs from April to September each year. The campaign is run by the British Association of Dermatologists, and aims to:

• Encourage people to examine themselves on a regular basis for signs of skin cancer.
• Raise awareness of the dangers of sunburn, excessive tanning and sunbed use.

This year, St. Tropez has produced the results of a survey designed to gauge the attitudes of the Brits to the sun and tanning. The results clearly show that BAD have their work cut out.

Remember this year to use sunblock daily: especially for those impromptu sunbathing sessions when you escape from the office at lunchtime. Ideally, you should be using a sunblock all the time in order to prevent skin damage and worse.

Sun damage treatment can help to reduce any signs of damage you already have. Exposure to sunlight causes the skin to age prematurely, resulting in lines, wrinkles, pigmented spots, thread veins, dehydration and enlarged pores. No amount of tanning will conceal these signs of ageing; they will just make them worse!