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Too much UV light from the sun and sunbeds can damage DNA and lead to skin cancer.
This summer, embrace and own your natural skin tone and protect it from UV damage when the sun is strong.
Own your tone
Find out how knowing the UV index and how your skin reacts in the sun can help you avoid sunburn.
When the sun is strong spend time in the shade, cover up with clothing, and use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and 4 or more stars.
We all need some sun for healthy bones, but most people should be able to make enough vitamin D without getting sunburnt.
Sunbeds expose you to harmful UV rays and raise the risk of cancer.
Find the key facts about sun, UV and cancer risk, based on scientific research.
If you really want a tanned appearance, it’s safer to use fake tan lotion. Melanotan injections are illegal and may be unsafe.