We've found that worryingly nearly 2/3 (61%) of young people aged 13-24 have avoided using sunscreen in order to get a better tan. We want to change that. See how much you know about sun safety with our myth-busting video…

For teachers

We've created a host of exciting and easy to use resources to teach sun safety in schools:

Our amazing set of resources includes:

  • Teaching Pack
  • Two powerpoint lessons, each designed to be delivered in around 50 minutes.
  • Four accompanying worksheets:
    1. Mole Worksheet
    2. Skin Type Quiz
    3. My Plan
    4. Action Plan

As well as this, we've got some posters and printed leaflets that you can order for FREE! (They may take up to 3 weeks for orders to be delivered)

5 simple steps

Love the sun, respect your skin by following our 5 simple steps:

  • Slap on SPF 30 sunscreen – Apply generous amounts of water resistant sunscreen of at least SPF30 and above, to clean, dry skin before going out in the sun. Make sure you re-apply regularly throughout the day.
  • Wear a hat – Whether it's a stylish fedora, a trilby or a baseball cap, all can help to keep the heat off your head, face, neck and ears.
  • Stay in the shade between 11am-3pm –  When the sun's rays are strongest between 11am-3pm, find a shady spot to avoid the burn.
  • Protect your eyes – Slip on those sunglasses to make sure your eyes are protected from the strong rays of the sun.
  • Cover up – Throw on a long sleeved shirt or top that ideally has a collar and a sarong or long shorts to protect your skin.

Worried about skin cancer? Find out more.