Boots WebMD Partners in Health
Return To Boots

Healthy skin & hair centre

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 is another good reason 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.

Medical reference

News archive

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

Read Full Article

Features

Thumbnail: Summer health  - Keeping safe outdoors

Being active is great for your health, maintaining your fitness and reducing the risk of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. In a survey by the Ramblers' Association, 95% of people said walking had benefited their health and a third said it had helped them combat stress. For most walkers and beach-goers the experience is trouble-free, but it's best to be prepared for the potential risks you can encounter when out in the UK countryside.

Read Full Article

Slideshows & images

Quizzes

Popular slideshows & tools on BootsWebMD

woman looking at pregnancy test
Early pregnancy symptoms
donut on plate
The truth about sugar addiction
smiling african american woman
Best kept secrets for beautiful hair
couple watching sunset
How much do you know?
nappy being changed
How to change your baby's nappy
woman using moisturizer
Causes and home solutions
assorted spices
Pump up the flavour with spices
bag of crisps
Food cravings that wreck your diet
woman with cucumbers on eyes
How to banish dark circles and bags
probiotic shakes
Help digestion
polka dot dress on hangar
Lose weight without dieting