Yes, we know that talk of sun damage may seem a bit redundant in our mild, damp climate (we’re trying to put it politely). But partly because we so seldom see the sun, we’re sensitive to it. And when it does make a rare appearance we’re tempted to make the most of it, often unprotected.

In the short term, exposure to sun can cause sun burn, while long term damage includes ageing of the skin and in some severe cases, skin cancer.

We don’t suggest that you sit in a darkened room until sundown. Just follow our easy guide and take care.