Skin should be safeguarded from exposure to sun in summer, when the temperature is at its peak, but it is also necessary to take care all the time. A few minutes in the sun is undoubtedly healthy for us, as it is the best and cheap source of Vitamin D. But, exposure to sun, more than required, can be very detrimental.
The powerful UV rays of the sun can cause great damage. This infographic depicts why it is necessary to safeguard ourselves from sun 365 days a year. The risks of sun exposure include sunspots, blemishes, photoaging, freckles, moles and skin cancer.
Malignant melanoma is on the rise in UK and the main cause is the sun or use of tanning beds. The risk of skin cancer is more in fair colored people or those with fair hair, blue eyes, freckles or moles.
Exposure to sun should be avoided as much as possible and all measures should be taken to minimize the damage. Covering up is the best way to avoid getting burned by sun. Diet is also important to stay in good condition.