Coconut oil replaces sunscreen? Skin cancer only occurs with sunburn? And sunscreen is unnecessary when the sky is cloudy anyway? When it comes to sun protection, there are many misconceptions. We clear up the most common myths – and reveal what really protects the skin.
The dangers of sunbathing should not be underestimated. The UV radiation from the sun can damage the genetic makeup of our skin cells and causes the skin to age. The latter is still a comparatively harmless consequence, because too much sunlight is also one of the Main risk factors for skin cancer. In Germany, more and more people are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma, i.e. black skin cancer. According to the commercial health insurance In 2020, 45 more women and men among their policyholders were diagnosed with malignant melanoma than in 2010.