Lots of reports in the UK media about people, including children, getting sunburned – underestimating the power of summer and especially midday sun, when the risk of risk of sun burn is ever present. It really is essential to have sunscreen on and wear sunglasses when you’re out and about.
One in five people will get skin cancer in their life time and that includes cancer of the eyelids. It is estimated that 90% of the new cases of skin cancer each year are preventable if people just took sensible safety measures. According to the charity Cancer Research UK, apart from the immediate pain, a sun burn can double your risk of skin cancer. Those with lighter skins and children are more at risk.
So, here are our top tips to avoid highly damaging UVR:
– Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. Sunscreen protects the skin from burning – select a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 and 50 for children and those with lighter skins.
– Always use UV400 rated sunglasses, not just to protect you from damage to your eyes; the eyelid skin is very thin and this puts it at high risk of UV damage. All Evolution sunglasses & eyewear are UV400 rated.