Take Care in the Sun

Most men like the idea of rubbing sun tan lotion into a woman’s back for her; it’s a sensual act that can allow you to be intimate on the beach without being indecent. Women are generally very vigilant about skin care in the sun as they know it can be very ageing. Sun damage causes premature wrinkles, blemishes and can lead to skin cancer. Girls such as London escorts prefer to use bronzing and fake tan to achieve a golden glow – it creates beautiful skin without any of the risks.

Men, however, don’t tend to be as concerned about the negative effects of the sun. A survey taken in May this year showed that only 50% of men in the UK actually take care of their skin in the sun, Columbia Sportswear discovered. With only half of the population here taking precautions, the other half are left exposed to all kinds of dangers.

The most immediate effect of sun damage is sunburn. Most of us have had it at some point in our lives; we live in a society where the strongest tan line is an achievement and we compare redness or tan against each other. Repeated sun damage causes your skin to be dry, leathery, wrinkled and discoloured. This is not a good look on anybody, male or female. The most serious affect is skin cancer, which most doctors believe could be prevented if no skin damage had occurred.

There are ways to protect yourself from these problems. First of all, always wear sun lotion if you’re going out in the sun. Choose one with an SPF of 15 or higher; this stands for ‘Sun Protection Factor’ and the higher the number, the stronger the protection.

Choose sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV light. There will usually be a sticker on the lenses stating if they are UV protected. Also wear a hat to cover your head. Avoid going out in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest; this is generally between 10am and 3pm.

Whether skincare is important to you for health reasons or aesthetic reasons, everyone should be diligent about protecting themselves. You are the only one who can take responsibility for yourself.

As Baz Luhrmann advises in his 1999 hit song, wear sunscreen.