Home > Lifestyle > Sun > Your skin and the sun Your skin and the sun All sections in Sun » About the sun » Artificial tanning » Global warming » Health tips » Skin cancer » Suncare » The sun and your kids » Why we need the sun » Your skin and the sun » Sun News 10 ways to feel amazing this summer If you have been toying with the idea of going on a learn-to-surf weekend, treating yourself to a spa weekend or taking up yoga then just do it! Subscribe Newsletter » Like Health24 on Faceboook » Quiz Test your sun sense » Types of cancer prevalent in SA men Types of cancer prevalent in SA women Myths - your skin and the sun When it comes to suntanning, there are a lot of myths doing the rounds. Health24 separates fact from fiction. Skin damage: environmental risk factors The following factors in the environment can increase your risk of skin damage from the sun. What is your skin type? Do you have red hair and freckles? Then you should be particularly careful of being in the sun. A history of tanning Think of the Baroque paintings that graced the pages of your art history book. You'll remember seeing plump, white ladies posing naked on comfy armchairs. So, what happened? “ Latest comment on Health24 'Mof TrànquílítÝ' Masande Tonjeni says... #grammer... Masturbation is good for you ” How sunrays damage your skin Go into the sun unprotected in any way and UV rays (both UVA and UVB) immediately penetrate your skin. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.