This week has seen both British footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones and Hollywood star Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine, Les Miserables) reveal their current battle with skin cancer. Vinnie Jones, known for his notorious ‘tough guy’ persona in films, told The Sun that "I've faced the biggest and ugliest lads on the football field and been in some nasty bar brawls. But this is my toughest and scariest opponent yet". Jackman, in revealing that he had just visited the doctor to get his nose checked and was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, made a point of warning his Instagram followers to ‘use sunscreen’. Of course, this isn't the only way to stop skin cancer, but the current trend of influential stars warning their fans to look after their own skin is a good start.

I have always recommended a daily SPF15; this is the best way to protect ourselves against skin cancer as we are all partial to a little sun lounging in the warmer months. A daily SPF will lessen your chances of being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma the most common form of skin cancer.

Even in winter months wear a daily moisturiser with SPF.