Cancer Research UK releases new info to help you protect your children from sunburn
New advice from Cancer Research UK hopes to help protect children from sunburn during the holiday months. Research has shown that whether you travel to another country or are just playing in your garden, if you get sunburnt it can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer later in life.
“Sunburn, which doesn’t have to be red-raw, peeling or blistering, is a clear sign that the skin cells have been damaged in ways that can lead to skin cancer later in life,” said Caroline Cerny, from Cancer Research UK.
“Young skin is particularly vulnerable to damage from the sun’s UV rays so, by getting kids into good habits now, you can protect them from painful sunburn and help reduce the risk of skin cancer in years to come.”
To provide a bit of help and advice, follow these top tips from Cancer Research UK and Superdrug to help protect your children in the sun...
The type of skin your child has is also a factor in determining their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. For example, children with fair skin, red hair, pale eyes or lots of moles or freckles are at increased risk of sunburn, so make sure you're extra vigilent.
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