Scientists have engineered a bacteria that can protect your skin—and the planet.

Source: Your sunscreen is toxic to the environment


Source: Enjoy the sun responsibly with L’Oreal’s stylish UV Sense | T3


Source: Sun-worshippers’ delight: digital era takes the guesswork out of the search for the fountain of youth


Source: Scientists have invented a new way to stop skin damage and aging caused by the sun’s UVA radiation — Quartz


Das Sonnenlicht, welches auf die Erdoberfläche trifft, besteht zu 50 % aus Infrarot, 40 % sichtbares Licht, 10 % UV-Licht davon 9.5 % UV-A und 0.5 % UV-B. Gegen welche Art des Sonnenlichts soll uns … Weiterlesen

Source: 5 Dinge, die man über den Lichtschutzfaktor in Sonnencreme wissen muss » Die Sankore Schriften » SciLogs – Wissenschaftsblogs


No more getting red at the beach! L’Oreal has come out with a new product that will warn you if you’re about to get sunburned. The new skin sensor, known as My UV Patch, was unveiled at the…

Source: L’Oreal’s Sensor Will Warn You If You’re Getting Sunburned | TechCrunch


Erstmals haben Ärzte in einer Anleitung zusammengefasst, wie sich Hautkrebs am besten vermeiden lässt. Viele der Tipps sollten bekannt sein, aber Sonnenhungrige ignorieren sie oft.

Zumindest im Zusammenhang mit Hautkrebs wäre es ein großer Vorteil, Südländer zu sein. Die Menschen aus den Sonnenstaaten haben ein nicht einmal halb so großes Hautkrebsrisiko wie viele Nordeuropäer. In Deutschland diagnostizieren Ärzte pro Jahr bei mehr als 230.000 Menschen Hautkrebs, davon bei 200.000 “weißen” Hautkrebs, das heißt ein Spinaliom oder Basaliom, und bei den übrigen “schwarzen” Hautkrebs, das heißt ein Melanom.


Hautkrebs: So vermeiden Sie Melanom und Basaliom – SPIEGEL ONLINE.


LeipzigSonnenanbeter am Strand, Solariumsbesucher oder Bauarbeiter, die in der prallen Mittagssonne schuften – sie alle setzen sich UV-Strahlung aus, die das Hauptrisiko für Hautkrebs ist. Krebserkrankungen sind in Deutschland weiter auf dem Vormarsch. Der am Dienstag veröffentlichte Arztreport der Barmer GEK belegt das: 2012 waren schätzungsweise 1,56 Millionen Menschen von Krebs betroffen – Tendenz steigend.

Arztreport: Wie man sich vor Hautkrebs schützen kann – Special: Das Technologie-Update – Technologie – Handelsblatt.



Die Zahl der diagnostizierten Hautkrebsfälle in Deutschland steigt rasant an. Im Jahr 2012 waren rund 1,56 Millionen Menschen von bösartigen Neubildungen der Haut betroffen, wie aus dem am Dienstag in Berlin veröffentlichten Arztreport der Barmer GEK hervorgeht. An der gefährlichsten Form, dem so genannten malignen Melanom oder schwarzen Hautkrebs, litten 318.000 Menschen. Das waren 60 Prozent mehr als 2005.

Arztreport: Immer mehr Hautkrebsfälle in Deutschland – Special: Das Technologie-Update – Technologie – Handelsblatt.




SKCIN Guide to Safer Tanning On Holiday – Virgin Holidays.

Virgin Holidays to promote sensible tanning

Max Your Holiday Mojo and Feel Bronzed and Beautiful

Just make sure you’re sun savvy

So you’ve booked your holiday – now what is it that’s guaranteed to unleash your mojo? The feeling of escapism? Building sandcastles on the beach? Or maybe it’s the palm tree we’ve tilted at the perfect angle. Just for you.

Whatever you consider the ultimate ‘mojo-unleasher’, one thing we Brits agree on is the promise of a genuine holiday tan. A recent poll revealed 60% of us consider a golden tan to be the most important thing we get from our jollies. But as you know, exposing our skin to damaging UVA and UVB rays comes at a cost.

Aside from premature aging and pigmentation of the skin, over-exposure to the sun’s rays significantly increases our risk of developing life-threatening skin cancer.

For 60% of us, getting a sun tan is the biggest motivation for booking a holiday…

And with worse stats than in the land Down Under where the level of damaging UV rays is significantly higher, it’s important we Brits get savvy in the sun.

That’s why Virgin Holidays has teamed up with leading sun safety and skin cancer awareness charity SKCIN.

As the first of its kind in the UK travel industry, the Tanuary campaign and SKCIN partnership has recruited its very own ‘Tanbassador’, five-time GB Olympic swimmer Mark Foster. Together, we’ll offer Virgin Holidays’ customers all the essential info and top tips they’ll need to stay safe in the sun, and to look after their skin before, during and after their get away, allowing them to concentrate on maxing their mojo.

“When I was training and competing, myself and my fellow swimmers had to be very conscious of excessive sun exposure, and had to learn very quickly about how to prevent possible damage to our skin,” Mark says.

“I’m pleased to be associated with an initiative that aims to show that whilst it shouldn’t be overdone, being in the sun can play a part of a healthy lifestyle and be something that is not completely off limits when on holiday.”

So, if you’re adamant you want that golden glow, just make sure you follow our Virgin Holidays’ SKCIN advice and enjoy the sun safely, while unleashing the beach god in you.

The Facts

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK
  • Melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, is now one of the most common cancers in young adults aged 15-34 in the UK
  • Over the last 25 years, rates of Melanoma in Britain have risen faster than any other common cancer
  • 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to the sun and/or sun beds
  • UV levels can plummet by 90% in snow-covered regions – so remember ski-lovers, you’re at risk of sunburn too

    The 5 S’s – Five Ways to Stay Safe In the Sun

    • SLIP on a sun t-shirt to keep shoulders covered as they can easily burn
    • SLOP on SPF 30+ broad spectrum, 4 star + UVA sunscreen
    • SLAP on a broad brimmed hat that shades the face, neck and ears
    • SLIDE on quality wrap-around sunglasses
    • SHADE from the sun whenever possible, particularly between 11am and 3pm