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Advice: My sun-worshipper husband won’t use sun cream in front of our daughters

This week, Dr Mark Rowe advises a reader whose husband insists he can’t get a proper tan unless he mostly goes without sun protection

The Irish Cancer Society ( has advice on how to best protect yourself in the sun

Dear Expert,

I'm looking for some advice in dealing with my husband's love of the sun. We are both in our early 50s and have done well enough in our careers to be able to take three to four foreign holidays each year. We both love the sun, but my husband really, really loves it. I will spend some time in the heat, with sun cream on and wearing a hat, before retreating below a ...