December and January are the awareness month for Skin Cancer. It is a highly preventable disease yet South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Sun burn is inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to harmful sun rays. Serious sunburn at a young age cause increase the chances of skin cancer later on in life.

How to prevent sunburn:

Sunscreen is important to use when heading outdoors. This should be applied at least 30 minutes before sun exposure. It is important to realize that the sunscreen needs to be reapplied throughout the time spent in the sun.



Wear sunscreen

Wear protective clothing, hats and shirts

Use a small beach tent as shelter against sun when on the beach or around a pool


Wait for burn before putting on sunscreen

Be in the sun between 11h00 till 15h00

Avoid sunscreen when its overcast. Ultraviolet light can penetrate through the cloud cover.

Protecting your skin from the sun could save you when you are older. Do not do silly things because you would like a tan. Rather be safe than sorry.


Medical Gap Cover Questions & Queries

A Gap Cover plan is what you can also get, in order to cover any medical aid in-hospital shortfalls. Having a medical aid is the first step, but even then, you might have to cover costs to cover the differences between what a doctor may charge over and above medical aid rates.

If you have any more queries or questions regarding anything related to TRA Gap Cover, why not reach out to our helpful specialists here. You can also visit our Gap Cover here.

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