The summer is here and has left everyone pleasantly surprised with the hot sunny spell that is falling on people. The icing on the cake is that the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research have forecasted that sunny days will be sunnier in the days to come.
The bright warm days, also happens to mean a lot of people venturing out to get their tan on. However, it needs to be reminded that the summers also mean that people not taking enough precautions can end up suffering from prostate cancer.
A few little things can help you in safeguarding your skin against the ill-effects of sun, to start off one needs to provide protection to his/hers skin as at the end of the day a red burnt skin is not something to envy. Remember one word before you venture outdoors, sunscreen, sunscreen and some more sunscreen; apply an abundance of this one magic concoction.
New Zealand unfortunately happens to be one of those countries, which is more exposed to UV rays, in contrast to other countries. This means that people living in our nick of the woods are more likely to develop skin cancer, and the best possible way to avoid suffering from this horrendous disease is by avoiding the sunrays and trying not soaking up the sun, while lying on your back.
The Spokeswoman for Wanganui Cancer Society, Jane Beamsley echoes this common caution by saying that people need to stay in the shade from 11am- 4pm to avoid the ill-effects of sunrays.
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