Stay safe in the sun this summer

With the glorious sunny weather we have been having let’s make sure we are protecting ourselves from the harmful rays from the sun.

NHS Advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the UK and abroad.

Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn does not just happen on holiday. You can burn in the UK, even when it’s cloudy. 

There’s no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan does not protect your skin from the sun’s harmful effects.

Aim to strike a balance between protecting yourself from the sun and getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.

Sun safety tips

Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest. In the UK, this is between 11am and 3pm from March to October.

Make sure you:

  • spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
  • make sure you never burn
  • cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
  • take extra care with children
  • use at least factor 30 sunscreen

Learn more about the topics listed below here.

  • What factor sunscreen (SPF) should I use?
  •  What are the SPF and star rating?
  • How to apply sunscreen
  • Swimming and sunscreen
  • Children and sun protection
  • Protect your eyes in the sun
  • Clothing and sunglasses
  • How to deal with sunburn
  • Who should take extra care in the sun?
  • Protect your moles
  • Using sunbeds
How Can the Mulberry Centre Help? 

The Mulberry Centre can help at any stage of your cancer journey. We offer emotional support, counselling, complementary therapies, workshops on a variety of relevant topics as well as more social activities. 

If you want to know more, speak to us about your diagnosis or that of someone for whom you are close to or caring for, or you would like to hear more from someone about cancer, early diagnosis and treatment you can call us on 020 8321 6300 or email us on and someone will call you back.  

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