By Laurie Kohen, M.D. Published 10:45 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 Heading to the beach or an outdoor barbecue? Chances are good that you don a hat and sunglasses and apply sun protection like SPF 30+ lotion, cream or spray. Unfortunately, sun damage can also creep in when you’re least expecting it. That’s one reason dermatologists recommend wearing sun protection every day, no matter what’s on your agenda. Unexpected sources of sun damage Sunburns increase the risk of developing skin cancer, but the reality is, even people who never burn are at risk of sun damage. Any change in the color of your skin, whether it’s a tan or a burn, indicates sun damage. Even if you slather on sunscreen every few hours, you may still be getting unanticipated sun exposure or making your skin more sensitive to the sun than it needs to be. Here are some hidden sun dangers to look out for: Watch the windows. Sunlight is made up of two kinds of ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. … [Read more...] about 6 unexpected sources of sun damage
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Danish fields being watered earlier this month. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix Warm and dry summer weather we see out the end of June, to the delight of festivalgoers and the despair of farmers. Forecasts suggest a dry end to the month, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) “It will be very summery week, and Danes can look forward to a lot of sun and heat,” DMI meteorologist Thor Hartz said. An almost cloud-free week is expected with the exception of a cloudy belt over parts of the country on Monday. “But that will clear up quickly, and most places will have a lot of sun on Monday, and the temperature will be between 20 and 25 degrees (Celsius),” Hartz said. Strong westerly winds will cause temperatures to feel a lot cooler on the west coast, however, with around 15 degrees expected. That wind is expected to dissipate by Tuesday, when a high pressure front from the British isles will move towards Denmark, resulting in … [Read more...] about Sunshine and heat to bring Denmark’s June to dry end
BRITS could be in for another sunny spell but there are also less pleasant weather conditions on the horizon. Here's what we know about the hot spell on its way to the UK. How hot is it today? UK temperatures are expected to hit the mid to high 20s on Monday, June 18, with the mercury set to rise significantly in the coming days and weeks. Forecasters are predicting a very sunny spell for much of the country - with tropical conditons on the way. June is shaping up to be Britain's hottest for over 40 years. Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said: "Early signs are promising for later in June and July, with mainly dry and settled weather, particularly in the south, with likely very wawrm or hot conditions. "The North will have bright days and plenty of drier and warmer interludes, although it will be more changeable and with some cloud and rain." What's the UK weather forecast for next week? Temperatures are predicted to be dry and sunny for the rest of the week - with Wednesday (June 20) … [Read more...] about How hot is it today, when is the UK heatwave and what’s the latest weather forecast?
BRITS are in for a right roasting this weekend as another mini heatwave is expected to sweep the nation. Here is what we know about the hot spell on its way to the UK. How hot is it today? UK temperatures reached a sweltering 22C at 3pm in what continues to be a dry and fine day. Brighton, Cumbria and Edinburgh have seen the brightest skies, without a cloud in sight. Thunderstorms are expected in the North West, around Londonderry, where temperatures remain around 19C. Cloud cover will spread across central areas, and there will be a risk of rain in the South West, around Exeter later today. What's the UK weekend weather forecast? Temperatures are expected to reach 26C in the south east over Saturday and Sunday with most of the country seeing warm sunshine. But there will be some downpours on both days. Heavy showers are set to break out in the south, but the east may escape the downpours with heavier cloud cover. Eleanor Bell, principal meteorologist for The Weather Company, told the … [Read more...] about How hot is it today, what’s the UK weekend weather forecast and when will the ‘European Monsoon’ hit?
Is it safe to get a "base tan" in the summer? No. There is no safe amount of tanning. Tanning isn't bad for you just because it comes with the risk of burning, which can cause skin cancer. Tanning is bad for you because your body doesn't even begin to tan until dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays have pierced your skin and started to mess with your DNA. And that alone significantly increases the risk of skin cancer, said Dr. Roxana Daneshjou, a dermatology resident at the Stanford University School of Medicine. [5 Things You Must Know About Skin Cancer] "There's really no such thing as safe tanning, other than … putting a fake color on your skin," Daneshjou told Live Science. "Fairer-skinned people may not even tan until they burn." And while burning represents a more significant danger — because it means that skin cells have become so sun-damaged that they die — the skin damage that begins at the very start of the tanning process is still … [Read more...] about Your summer “base tan” is wrecking your skin, experts say