UK heatwave warning: ‘Common mistake’ people make that could increase skin cancer risk

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With regards to the right SPF Dr Boryslewicz recommends SPF 50+ as it provides the maximum level of protection against sunburn.

Boryslewicz says: “Getting sunburn is one of the biggest risk factors for developing skin cancer, in fact, according to Cancer Research UK, getting sunburn just once every two years can triple your chances of developing skin cancer.”

As well as choosing the wrong SPF for the conditions studies have shown people tend to apply less than half the amount of sunscreen required to provide an adequate level of protection.

In cases of amount needed, too much is considered better than too little.


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