Did you know – If your skin has gone red in the sun – it is sunburnt. Sunburn does not have to be raw, peeling or blistering.

Statistics show that the number of people in Northern Ireland attending A&E departments with sunburn is on the rise.

Sunburn – is an outward sign of ultraviolet damage to the skin and can lead to skin cancers

Sunburn can happen in Northern Ireland – it’s not just in hotter countries that we can get sunburnt – in fact most cases of sunburn happen when people are not trying to sunbathe, but are engaged in some activity such as; gardening , outdoor sports, working outdoors, walking or cycling.

Fact Getting painful sunburn – once – every two years can triple the risk of most skin cancers.