Caitlyn Jenner has posted a shocking photo on Instagram showing the severe impact of sun damage.
It can be very easy to get carried away as soon as the sun starts to emerge from behind the clouds, revelling in the sunshine and enjoying the warm weather.
However, you must be very vigilant when applying sun cream, something that Jenner is strongly encouraging following a recent sun damage scare.
Yesterday, Jenner shared a photo on her Instagram page, which shows a large patch of raw skin on the end of her nose.
The caption reads: “I recently had to get some sun damage removed from my nose.
“PSA [Public Service Announcement] – always wear your sunblock!
Jenner currently lives in Malibu, California, where temperatures can reach an average high of 32 degrees celsius during August, according to AccuWeather.
Her post currently has more than 154,000 likes, with many people discussing the dangers of too much exposure to the sun in the comments.
There are a number of treatments a person can choose to undergo to repair the effects of sun damage.
CosmeDocs clinic on Harley Street, for example, offers microdermabrasion, skin peels, dermal fillers and botox as possible methods of choice.
Jenner isn’t the only high-profile celebrity to have spoken publicly about the consequences of not being adequately protected in the sun.
Hugh Jackman has famously documented his experiences of being treated for skin cancer on numerous occasions.
“Another basal cell carcinoma,” Jackman tweeted in 2017, posting a selfie on social media with a dressing over his nose.
“Thanks to frequent checks and amazing doctors, all’s well.
“Looks worse w the dressing on then off! WEARSUNSCREEN [sic].”
In 2015 there were 15,906 new cases of melanoma skin cancer in the UK, as stated by Cancer Research UK.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends applying sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher 30 minutes before going outside and then reapplying every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.