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Sun cream directory

Avoiding the sting and itch of a sunburn is a great motivator for using sun creams while on holiday. Preventing long-term damage to the skin, and reducing the risk of skin cancer, are other good reasons to add a dollop of sunscreen to your everyday routine. But what SPF should you use? Which sunscreens are safe for your family? Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to choose a sun cream, what SPF stands for and much more.

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Thumbnail: UK advice on sun screen strength is 'too low'

Editorial in the BMJ's Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin says NICE needs to rethink its advice on sunscreen

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Thumbnail: Children's sun care

If your kids love the sunshine, then slap on the sunscreen to help keep them safe and burn free in the summer at home or on a sunny winter break.

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