What about a faux glow? Good or bad?

Using bronzers or self-tanners is the only way to get a glow on without damaging your skin.
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BC is rainy. Am I still at risk?

While you’re not going to get a burn when it’s pouring, it’s surprising how much UV radiation you’re exposed to on cloudy or cool days. You still need to protect yourself!
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Is any tanning safe?

No! Whether your skin goes brown or red, the colour change is a telltale sign that you’re causing damage.
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Am I at risk too?

Fair-skinned people have the greatest risk, but people who naturally have darker skin can get skin cancer too. It’s always smart to protect yourself.
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What if it’s -10C?

It’s not the temperature, but the amount of UV light that matters. A sunny day in the snow will reflect lots of UV radiation onto your skin. It’s important to protect yourself!
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Isn’t skin cancer just for old folks?

Sadly, skin cancer is the second most common cancer in young people. And it is a devastating diagnosis for someone in the prime of their life.
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Are tanning beds safer?

No! The UV radiation from tanning beds and sun lamps cause premature aging and can cause damage that leads to skin cancer. If your skin is getting darker, it’s a telltale sign that you’re causing damage.
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Sunscreen: what type & how much?

Always use a sunscreen marked “broad spectrum” and make sure you apply enough to make your skin turn white before the lotion is absorbed.
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Does this look weird to you?

Pay extra attention to moles that are lopsided, large, raised, or more than one colour. If you’re not sure, it’s always best to have your doctor check it out.
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Do you expect me to live in a cave?

No! There are plenty of things you can do to protect your skin while you’re outside.
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Don’t I need Vitamin D from the sun?

Yes, but most people get sufficient Vitamin D from food and from safe sun exposure. There’s no need to bake in the sun to get your daily dose!
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When is the sun at its strongest?

The sun’s rays are strongest between 11 am and 3 pm. That’s why you should try to plan your outdoor activities for earlier or later in the day.
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Suntips - Sun damage causes cancer. Period.
Sun damage is permanent
90% of skin cancer is caused by the sun
Tanning beds can be just as harmful as the sun
Think you can tan safely? Take our quiz
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This isn’t pretty - Skin cancer up close
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Wrinkle parlours – the truth about tanning beds
What about a faux glow? Good or bad?
Don't I need Vitamin D from the sun?
BC is rainy. Am I still at risk?
What if it's -10C?
Does this look weird to you?
 

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