Home > Lifestyle > Healthy Summer Skin > News News 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 Understanding your sunscreen IN PARTNERSHIP: Do you use sunscreen daily? Here's what it does for your skin. 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 Why do I need to use sunscreen? IN PARTNERSHIP: Find out when you should use sunscreen and how much is enough. Indoor tanners need more protection against skin cancer The results of a new study demonstrate that many individuals who tan indoors may not acknowledge the long-term risks associated with increased UV exposure. Scientists find gene linked to 'tanning addiction' Understanding the biology behind dependence on tanning is important because of rising skin cancer rates, experts say. 1 in 4 sunscreens lacks protection It was recently found that one in every four sunscreen products endorsed by CANSA is lacking... Molecule behind sunburn pain identified Sunburn redness and pain is caused by a molecule that is abundant in the outermost layers of cells in the skin, a new study finds. Sun activity at birth may determine lifespan Norwegian scientists found that people born during periods of solar calm may live longer than those who enter the world when the sun is feisty. People with melanoma don't stay out of the sun People with the most dangerous type of skin cancer tend to stay out of the sun the year after being diagnosed, but it doesn't last. Sunscreen may be a fire hazard Certain sunscreen sprays worn close to an open flame may catch alight, the US Food and Drug Administration warns. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.