Debunking seven common myths about skin cancer

With something as life-threatening as skin cancer, widespread misconceptions and knowledge gaps must be quashed to keep people safe in the sun

How to really protect yourself from the sun

Skincare and dermatology illustration

Ignorance, misunderstanding and confusion abound when it comes to protecting skin from hazardous exposure to the sun

Stay healthy and avoid exposure to the sun

Vitamin D from sunshine is good for the skin and body, but overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays comes with the risk of developing melanoma and other health problems

Shading eyes is essential especially when young

UV light is harmful to the eyes which should be protected from bright sunlight, writes Maria Anguita, who has special advice on children’s eyecare