Spending too long in the sun can damage your DNA. But what about if you retreat back to the shade? How long does it take to get back to normal?
Our ancient ancestors didn’t have clothes or houses – but that constant exposure to the sun helped their skin protect itself from the worst sun damage.
Rising concern about possible environmental damage from the active ingredients in sunscreens could have ripple effects on public health if it causes people to use less of them.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
Different sun creams work in different ways and protect against different ultra violet rays.
In Summer, you may need to be extra sun smart if you’re swallowing certain medications or putting them on your skin.
Tree sunburn tends to occur during hot spring days or in early summer, when trees are full of moisture. So why does it happen? And which trees are most vulnerable?
The key is to avoid lip balms that contain certain additives which might worsen the problem. Instead, try balms that are bland and don’t contain flavours, fragrances and colours.
Even if you live in the UK, you’re still at risk of skin cancer. Here’s how to stay safe .
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.
There’s no evidence perineum sunning is going to give you an energy boost, or deliver any of its other purported benefits.
Too much ultraviolet radiation is dangerous for human health. Excessive exposure can cause skin ageing and sunburn and can induce melanoma, cataracts, ocular melanoma, and immunodeficiency.
Social media is popularising DIY sunscreen.
Exposure to the sun every other day produces more skin pigment than sunbathing every day – but protection is still vital.
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.
Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.
New research from the University of Geneva is helping us understand how plants protect themselves from the sun.
Last summer, 2.4 million Australian adults were getting sunburnt each weekend. But what’s actually happening in the skin during a sunburn?
The risks of UV radiation exposure are well-known, but some scientists are exploring lesser-known benefits of UV light.