BBC report UK skin cancer deaths higher in Men than Women. What can Men do about it?

BBC report UK skin cancer deaths higher in Men than Women. What can Men do about it?

How big an issue is skin cancer amongst UK men? 

In the midst of another heatwave in Britain, which saw the hottest temperature on record (40.3C🥵), the BBC shared a worrying report that skin cancer deaths are 43% higher in UK Men than Women. Furthermore, skin cancer death rates in UK Men have grown 219% since 1973. 

There are a number of cultural, societal and behavioural changes that could have driven this rise in skin cancer amongst UK Men. At Club Ten, we know just how important a good tan is to many Men's aesthetic and self-confidence. Rather than hypothesise on the driving factors behind this growing problem, we wanted to share some potential solutions.

How can you minimise skin damage and your risk of developing skin cancer? 

The answer here is quite simple - sun exposure increases your risk of skin cancer ☀️ Skin damage via sun burn, even more so. That's not to say that you should never see the sun, just that there are a few things you can do to minimise the risk the sun poses to your health.

Use sun cream when in the sun

Lads, it's really quite simple. If you're in the sun, you need to be wearing sun cream. The fairer your skin, the stronger the sun cream you need. The stronger the sun, the stronger the sun cream you need.

It's a pain in the arse, and no-one wants to sun cream their mate's back for them, but it's better than being burnt to a crisp and risking skin cancer 👺.

Check out this piece on skin types and why you should know yours to help stay safe in the sun.

Avoid the midday sun

If you want to be out in the sun all day, you'd be doing yourself a favour to find a bit of shade when the sun is at it's strongest. This is typically in the middle of the day, so take the chance to have some lunch in shade (who likes eating in the sweltering sun anyway? 🤧). 

If you're unsure when you should be out of the sun, The Met Office has a handy UV rating tool on it's weather forecasts. 

met office weather forecast

Level 8 UV at 1pm? You're alright, ta. 

Don't use sunbeds

Here is a quick game for you. Pick any cancer research charity. Google their name and 'sunbeds'. Each will give you a new statistic on just how bad sunbeds are for you 😬. 

Sunbeds are an easy way to supercharge your skin cancer risk 👎. And they're bloody expensive (in comparison to our Men's gradual tan anyway!). If you're using sunbeds, I'm afraid to tell you it's time to give them up. 

But how can you still get a good tan without damaging your skin in the sun? 

Following our advice above will go a long way in reducing your risk of suffering from skin cancer. It can be tempting to ride your luck in the name of a tan, but you're really much better of gradually building a tan over a number of days. 

If sun cream is stopping you getting to the level of tan you want, or if you turn to sunbeds when Winter comes, we'd strongly recommend that you try out a self-tanning product instead. 

Most self-tanning products are made for Women, but it's very normal amongst Men to self-tan nowadays as well. That's why we created a specialised gradual tanning solution that is tailored to Men's needs.

Club Ten Men's Gradual Tan Moisturiser - Specially Formulated for Men

It builds gradually, leaving you with a natural looking, streak-free tan. It also smells great, due to our unique fresh leaf tobacco scent. It can be used on body hair and tattoos, and is already trusted by thousands of Men in the UK. 

Club Ten is trusted by thousands of UK Men to maintain a great looking tan

If you want to give our gradual tan a try, we're always more than happy for you to get in touch with any questions. Drop us a line at hello@Club-ten.co.uk. 

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