Doctors are warning people to use suntan lotion or risk serious burns or skin . The warning comes as of the northern swelters in record-breaking and deadly heatwaves. Japan has declared its heatwave a disaster as at least 80 people have died from heat-related . The doctors say people are getting less than half the from the sun than they think. Their is to use lotion with the highest sun protection factor (SPF) possible. Many people believe SPF 15 is sufficient to block the sun's harmful UV rays. However, researchers say people need to use SPF 30 or 50 to make they are protected.
The doctors highlighted problem related to our use of suntan lotion - we do not use of it. Apparently, we are skimping on how much lotion we apply to our . Professor Anthony Young said most people apply lotion too and often do not spread it on areas of the skin that are at . He said most people only get 40 per cent of the protection from SPF 50 lotion because they are applying it too thinly. People need to apply at least six (36g) to cover their body. Doctors say we need to use more than half a teaspoon to cover the face, and ears. They warned us not to forget to put lotion on our ears, which we neglect and are particularly to burning.