Despite having a greater historic risk of skin cancer, boomers are not very cautious when it comes to applying sun cream, a new survey suggests. Global warming and hotter summer spells have increased the danger but people over 55 are the guiltiest of buying spf (sun factor protection) only when they go on holiday. A disturbing 47% of those questioned admitted they didn’t buy it for use in the UK compared with 30% of millennials (24-30 year olds). And a worrying 15.3% say they never apply. The research was conducted by YouGov on behalf of online beauty retailer Face the Future. On the more encouraging side, 11.6%, 4.9% and 3.5% of 55+ respondents respectively said they applied it one, twice of more often than that every day.
NB: in the absence of a direct link to the survey the link below is to the relevant NHS advice.