Did you know that skin cancer is now the most common cancer on Earth? And yet young people everywhere are still soaking up the sun without protection.
Skin cancer expert Paul Banwell told Wales Online that he's seen an "alarming trend in skin cancers affecting the younger age-groups." Furthermore, melanoma skin cancer, which has the highest mortality rate, can affect teens and young adults.
"Raising awareness is therefore vital, as early prevention and diagnosis is the key to successful treatment," reports Wales Online. So if you'll be distributing summer giveaways over the next few months, why not give out sunscreen?
Banwell offers the following tips for staying safe in the sun:
- The areas of the body most commonly damaged by the sun are the face and neck, so don't forget to put sunblock on your lips, ears, neck, scalp, and around your eyes.
- Wear sunglasses at all times.
- Eat fruits like goji berries and blueberries to help strengthen your skin.
Remember, there's nothing cool about a sunburn!