What is the rule of thumb in Skin cancer prevention?
Please remember this rule: seek shade between ten and four!
One of the most effective skin cancer prevention methods is to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This can be achieved by finding shade under trees, umbrellas, canopies or being indoors.
Adopting a sun safety ethos is essential as UV rays are invisible and cannot be felt on the skin (the heat of the sun comes from infrared rays instead). UV rays penetrate deeply into our cells, causing changes that lead to sunburn, skin ageing, eye damage and skin cancer.
You can protect yourself from sunburn by spending time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest (between 10am and 4pm). Also by covering commonly