Preventing sunburn – why and how

The suntan doesn’t tell the whole story

I have just come back from a week away in the sun and everyone is complimenting me on my tan.

Man with sunburnSo that’s great, right?

What these people didn’t see was me last week with purple skin, a big red nose, shoulders that were too painful to carry my backpack, and a permanently headache from my sunburnt head.

So that’s not so great!

I live in London and for most of the year there is very little sunshine. In the summer we do get some, but I’m generally too busy to sit out in it. [Read more…]