Doctor Singh added: “Obviously we don’t want too many UV rays because they damage your DNA over a period of time which can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer, but sensible exposure to sunshine while wearing appropriate clothing and sun cream is okay.”
According to the dermatologist, certain fabrics found in jumpers and scarves could also be a problem.
He said: “Woolly jumpers can certainly irritate the skin so good quality cotton is always better. Wool can induce hives and cause itchy bumps, called contact urticaria.
“Idiopathic urticaria is the most common, where there is no obvious cause, but if you find you’ve got itchy bumps you could think about trying different clothing.”