5 reasons why you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen

5 reasons why you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen
May 26 2022 Share

One cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen in summer and with a summer like Malta’s, sunscreen is not only essential but crucial. In an attempt to help you avoid sunburn, damage and potentially-worse complications, here are 5 reasons why you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen.

Lowers risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, and most common in the United States. In 2013, 71,943 people were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, with 9,394 of the cases being fatal. Applying sunscreen each and every day reduces risk of contracting skin cancer by half.

Prevents premature skin ageing

The sun’s UV rays damage the skin and cause photo-ageing, which causes the skin to develop a thick, leathery look; discolouration and a breakdown of collagen which ultimately leads to wrinkles, lines and sagging. Studies show that individuals aged below 55 who do not regularly protect themselves from the suns rays have a 24% less chance of developing signs of ageing.

Helps maintain skin tones

The key to glowing skin tone is regular protection from the sun and sunscreen helps prevent discolouration and dark spots caused by damaged skin. This will ultimately allow you to have smoother skin and a glowing skin tone.

Prevents skin from UV rays

The ever-changing climate crisis and depletion of the ozone layer have increased the risk of sun damage and exposure to harmful UV rays. With Malta’s summer being as powerful as it is, sunscreen allows you to block the rays, reduce the likelihood of sunburn and save yourself the post-bathe burns.

Chances of skin cancer is higher if hair is red

Something you may have not known is that scientists recently discovered that the MC1R gene mutation which contributes to the development of red hair and fair skin also creates a cancer-causing pathway. When exposed to UV radiation, this pathway promotes a genetic propensity towards cancer.


Caution advised as large hole appears in major St. Julian’s road

Caution advised as large hole appears in major St. Julian's road
May 26 2022 Share

Caution is advised for motorists travelling through Triq Santu Wistin in St. Julian’s after a massive hole appeared in the major road earlier toady.

A neighbouring business surrounded the hole with bright ‘Caution wet floor’ signs in an attempt to notify motorists and protect them from any potential incidents.

The road is a major St. Julian’s artery, connecting St. George’s Bay with Paceville and Bay Street.

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SpongeBob & Chase from Paw Patrol visit children’s ward at Mater Dei

SpongeBob & Chase from Paw Patrol visit children's ward at Mater Dei
May 26 2022 Share

While in Malta for the Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt, fan favourites SpongeBob Squarepants and Chase from Paw Patrol stopped by Mater Dei to bring some Nickelodeon magic to some special children.


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Not only did the characters pay the children a visit, but they came equipped with a number of soft toys for the children, definitely bringing unexpected fun to a normal Thursday. The cartoon characters are two of the most popular figures in children’s culture and are widely recognised by children and parents alike.

Chase, SpongeBob and many more of their friends will be in Valletta on the 28th and 29th of May for two jam-packed days of Nickelodeon fun.


Johnny Depp’s Dior perfume selling one bottle every 3 seconds

Johnny Depp's Dior perfume selling one bottle every 3 seconds
May 26 2022 Share

While most brands and productions chose to distance themselves from Johnny Depp amid the current media storm surrounding his and Amber Heard’s court case, one brand chose to stick with him and benefitted considerably.

Luxury fashion house Dior reportedly sold one bottle of Dior Sauvage “every three seconds in 2021, making it the bestselling perfume in both the male and female categories.”

The Depp-endorsed Sauvage was the first male fragrance to reach the number one spot worldwide. Despite this recent achievement, Dior Sauvage has been a globally best-selling product since 2015.

Selling at a cool $160 per bottle, a ‘Sauvage’ purchase every 3 seconds equates to $4.5 million in sales.