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Sun Safety

Advice for adults and children on sun safety and sunscreen.

Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn does not just happen on holiday or only when it is hot. You can burn in the UK, even when it's cloudy and cool.

There's no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan does not protect your skin from the sun's harmful effects.

Aim to strike a balance between protecting yourself from the sun and getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.