My partner is a construction worker and comes back everyday sunburnt but won't use sunscreen. How can I convince him that its really important?
A friend of mine had the same trouble with her husband and encouraged him to have a check with his doctor as he had developed several little lumps about the size of peas under his skin. Just as well he went because they found four of these lumpds were cancerous and he had to have them removed by surgery and another several were lasered. You can bet he wears suncream now .
Chocfan- you can get organic sunscreens now which claim to be better for the skin.
Of course the best thing is to stay out of the sun!
"Having said that, I must say that I'd a bit concerned that all the chemicals in these products are also not likely to turn out to be all that good for us."
They're also one of the reasons for the destruction of coral reefs.
Most sunscreen use is pointless anyway, because it's only effective for two hours and in large quantities. Your partner would probably need at least two bottles or tubes a day! It's better to use old-fashioned methods such as wearing a cool cotton or linen shirt and a hat.