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Skin care

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Tips and advice for healthy skin

Having a healthy complexion may not feel like it should be top of your list when it comes to health worries. But how happy you are with your skin can really affect your self-confidence.

This month, we look at all aspects of skin health – from how to deal with some common skin conditions, to how to stay safe in the sun this summer.

Why not start by checking out our advice on skin types and sun safety?

Stay sun safe...

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to make sure you’re protecting it from the sun. Get clued up on sun safety with our information.

Because of Britain's northern location and frequently overcast weather, most Brits get less daily sun exposure than people who live in regions further south. However, UV levels do vary throughout the year, and you may be surprised at how much exposure you're clocking up as you go about your everyday tasks. To help give some perspective, we've created a unique animated image that shows how UV levels change in different parts of the UK over a 12 month period:

UV map of UK


This data has been compiled based on several sources, including the UK-AIR website, which provides information on air quality and UV levels across the country on behalf of the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. This is one of the only organisations in the UK keeping records of UV data, so is a valuable source of information on just how much sun we're exposed to on a daily basis.

Common skin questions...

Bupa’s expert dermatologists answer some of the most frequently asked questions about skin health in our blog.

How much sunscreen should I use?

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Looking good!

Whatever your skin worries, we have plenty of information on things you can do to improve your complexion – all with the aim of helping you to be more confident and happy with your appearance.

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