Sunscreen with an SPF higher than 30 may actually increase sunburn risk

As a nation, we're not great at slapping on a healthy layer of sunscreen when the rays are hot.

In fact, YouGov found a QUARTER of Brits forego this crucial protection and, out of those of us who do use sun tan lotion , over half are using expired  – and therefore ineffectual – stuff.

So, you know, there's room for improvement. Although, apparently we are more cautious when it comes to our kids.

Adding to this argument is one dermatologist's warning directed at those who use an SPF over 30.

While it might seem like the sensible thing to do, the danger with this is could in fact "create a false sense of security" and lead to sun damage.

Dr Steven Wang told the  Skin Cancer Foundation : "Under ideal conditions, like in a laboratory, a sunscreen with higher SPF protection and broad-spectrum coverage offers more protection against sunburn, UVA damage and DNA damage than comparable products with lower SPF values.

But, real life is not like a lab. In real life, products with very high SPFs often create a false sense of security."

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