It is important for everyone that they wear a sun cream which provides good protection for both UVA and UVB exposure. This is even more important for children and anyone who has been burned. Recent scientific experiments by *RAFT suggest that it is important to look at UVA as well as UVB factors.
- UVA is now believed to play a greater role in skin cancer
- UVB causes burning
It is always important to use sun screening creams which protect against both types of Ultraviolet rays.
- A star rating indicates UVA protection. The highest star-rated cream available is 5-star.
- The manufacturer's directions will give information about a factor rating e.g. 20, 30 which protects against UVB.
*Marc's Line advise that the best advice is to COVER UP, STAY in the SHADE and APPLY sun screen creams regularly as directed by the manufacturer's directions. The usual guidelines for sun exposure, such as covering up and seeking shade, still apply.
*RAFT, Leopold Muller Building, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex. HA6 2RN
*MARC’S Line Resource Centre, Dermatology Treatment Centre, Level 3 Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ