UV radiation can reflect off surfaces like sand or concrete, meaning shade doesn't always prevent sunburn.
Home remedies like aloe vera and moisturiser might help you "feel" better. But they won't fix the skin damage in the way antibiotics fix an infection.
Sunscreens' change in branding from health essential to beauty product could help us slop on more cream - but it also creates more 'beauty work' for women.
Do you know people who cling to myths about sunscreen? Here's the evidence to convince them they're wrong.
Spray, pump or roll-on? Matte, fragrance-free, oil-free? No wonder we're confused when it comes to buying sunscreen.
It seems genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.
The sun emits harmful rays 365 days a year, even when cloudy or rainy. Children must be protected or they may develop cataracts at an earlier age and run the risk of skin cancer of the eyelids.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but the messaging around sunscreen for people with black skin needs to changes. Sunscreen has never been shown to reduce skin cancer risk in black people.
You need far less sun than you think you do.
Exposure to the sun every other day produces more skin pigment than sunbathing every day – but protection is still vital.
An international team of researchers is probing the links between skin diseases, including cancer, to speed the search for cures.
UV ratings indicate risk of skin damage – but they're based on pale skin. New wrist bands designed for six different tones of skin provide a more personalised way to track safe UV exposure.
Scientists have long thought that regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres, not the other way around.
England's out of the World Cup, but the UK can at least enjoy the weather... can't it?
Scientists have discovered a natural sunscreen – made by microbes – that may be better for humans and the marine critters they are hoping to see.
Most Aussies think we have such high rates of skin cancer due to an 'ozone hole'. But that's not the case. Here's why we have nearly a million cases of skin cancer per year.
Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's how it works.