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Young More Inclined to Sunburn in UK


Sun Awareness Week 2017

May 8th – 14th

Research carried out for Sun Awareness Week 2017 has shown that the younger generation have a surprisingly higher rates of sunburn than older age groups. 

The British Association of Dermatologists press release states:

“Although men and women had similar rates of sunburn while in the UK, 37 per cent and 34 per cent respectively, there was a lot of variation across age groups, with younger people generally being less cautious in the sun.”

The age group that admitted to being sunburnt in the UK the most were 25-34 year olds:

  • 18-24 year olds (46%)
  • 25-34 year olds (51%)
  • 35-44 year olds (46%)
  • 45-55 year olds (35%)
  • 55 years or more (22%)

The BAD continues:

“All of this is of concern given that the risk of developing melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – more than doubles in people with a history of sunburn compared with people who have never been sunburnt.”

Sun Awareness Week

Sun Awareness Week 2017 ran from May 8th to 14th 2017. The annual campaign is owned by and trademarked to the British Association of Dermatologists and is designed to raise awareness of skin cancer through prevention and detection advice – teaching people about the dangers of sunburn and encouraging them to check for any suspicious moles or worrying skin blemishes.

For 2017. the emphasis was on raising awareness of the ongoing instances of potentially damaging sunburn, despite improved public awareness of the risks of sun exposure; with statistics drawing attention to the ongoing challenge.

A YouGov online poll was carried out into sunburn and sun habits. 2,145 adults participated in April 2017 and results were filtered to the 2,110 who included a skin type assessment.

Mole Checking

Doctors at Cosmedics Skin Clinics warn their patients to always be vigilant for suspicious moles.

Dr Ross Perry, a leading mole removal expert who is the Company’s founder and Medical Director, calls it the ‘ugly duckling sign’ and advises patients to seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out skin cancer.

Cosmetic Moles

If the mole is deemed to be ‘safe’, then removal on the NHS is now quite unlikely as it will be classed as a cosmetic issue.

Many adults therefore choose private mole removal clinics for treatment. For some this is about peace of mind, for others it is purely an aesthetic issue.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer mole removal in London and Bristol with qualified and experienced doctors. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with techniques designed to minimise scarring and make the procedure entirely painless.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.