Beware of the sun! Dermatologists share sunscreen tips as Europe copes with heatwave

As Europeans cope with a record heatwave suffocating much of the continent, the importance of sun protection cannot be overstated.

Why should we be careful? How to choose and apply sunscreen properly? Euronews gathered a few tips from dermatologists.

There is no such a thing as a healthy tan, dermatologists say.

“A tan is actually a sign that our skin has been harmed by UV radiation and is trying to defend itself against further damage. This kind of damage can, in turn, increase your risk of developing skin cancer,” the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) warns.

There were over 140,000 new cases of melanoma of the skin across Europe In 2018, according to the Global Cancer Observatory, a majority of which is due to extensive sun exposure.

“In more than four out of five cases skin cancer is a preventable disease,” BAD said.

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