We've partnered up with the UK's leading skin cancer charity, Melanoma UK, to provide some expert advice about taking care of your skin on the slopes this winter.
With the winter sports season almost upon us, the UK’s leading skin cancer charity Melanoma UK, is encouraging people to use good sun protection and take proper care when they are on the slopes. Melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, is on the increase in the UK, with over 14,000 cases diagnosed last year.
Anyone who enjoys skiing and snowboarding will be at increased risk of overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. High altitude and UV rays reflected by the snow can put skiers and snowboarders at an increased risk of sun damage, something that we really want to avoid. So be sure you have the correct sunscreen for your face and quality sunglasses.