Redness, swelling, spots, itching and a burning sensation on the skin, these are just some symptoms of a sun allergy. Often people think they have a sun allergy, but a true sun allergy is relatively uncommon.

Usually people with itching and spots are allergic to their sun protection products or have the disorder ‘Miliaria rubra’ or ‘Lichen tropicus’. This is a skin disease which occurs due to swelling and prickling of the sweat glands. But what if you do actually suffer from a sun allergy? What is sun aller[...]

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My “Smear it all over” campaign is aimed at raising awareness to parents and children of the importance of sun protection. Unprotected exposure to ultra violet rays (UVR) during childhood increases the risk of developing skin cancer in later life.

Healthy in the sun As I have mentioned in a previous blog, DNA is more susceptible to DNA damage in children’s skin than in adults. Skin cancer rates have increased enormously in the last few decades and the age at which it is occurring is getting increasingly younger. This makes advice on how to protec[...]

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I regularly give interviews about sun protection. And I am incredibly happy that I get the opportunity, as the more people that know how to protect themselves in the sun the better. Not only, of course, to prevent skin ageing, but also to stop the explosive increase in the number of people with skin cancer.

Did you know that more people die each year of skin cancer than road traffic accidents? Strange then isn't it that we learn how to behave in traffic, but we don't really know how we need to rub it in. Seeing as my blog "The quest for the perfect sun cream" is the most looked at of all my blogs and that [...]

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After reading "the recipe for beautiful skin", you now know at least which skincare products you should have in your bathroom cabinet.

But just as in the kitchen, it is not only the ingredients that are required. You also need a complete recipe and a basic knowledge. Your skin! The most important thing that you need to do before buying skincare products is deciding what type of skin you have. Because even the very best creams can caus[...]

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You only have to look at the reactions on my blog about "the dangers of the sun" to see that this is a controversial subject (see this blog for example). In general I receive only good, positive and happy reactions. Having said that, the "sunbed industry" have responded less enthusiastically to my comm[...]

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