Health Tips for Redheads | Sun Care & Info for Gingers


We want all of our ginger lovelies to stay fit as fiddles so here is a collection of the most recent health articles, especially for you.


Why Can Some Redheads Tan While Others Can't?

Most people associate red hair with pale skin, but what about those rarest of rare gingers who can tan? Nope, we’re not describing an impossible mythical creature, these tanning ginger beings actually exist. A post shared by cintiadicker (@cintiadicker) on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:45pm PDT Daywalker: a ginger who tans. You absolute beauties. “But … Read More »

How Gingers Can Stay Cool In Hot Weather

The fan is on the blink, you’ve run out of ice, and leaning out of the window open just doesn’t cut it. The summer heat can be red hot, particularly for gingers, who are much more sensitive to heat pain and at higher risk of skin cancer. So, redheads, in a bid to keep you cool this … Read More »

Redhead Tanning Could Soon Be Possible With Melanin-Producing Drug

When the words “even gingers could tan” are uttered you can only imagine how quickly our pale little ears prick up! Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new drug that actually mimics the affects of sunlight to make skin tan without causing any UV damage. It works by tricking your skin into producing melanin, … Read More »

SPF 30: The Sweet Spot of Sun Protection

Here are some reminders for keeping your skin as safe as possible from the sun. Read More »

The Importance of Sun Hat Protection For Redheads

During summer, even in the UK, it’s important for redheads to protect their skin by following the usual sun-safe advice like wearing SPF 30+ and seeking shade between 11am and 3pm. We all know this; we’ve been told a million times, and for good reason, too – fair-skinned folks need to do everything to sidestep both … Read More »

Sun Protection Advice For Little Redheads & Parents of Ginger Children

Protecting any redhead’s pale skin from the sun is a year-round job, and for children, this is all the more important. Young skin is particularly at risk of sun damage, as they have much less melanin (skin pigment) than adults. And, bearing in mind that redheads have hardly any melanin in their skin anyway, little … Read More »

The Health Benefits of Ginger

As if being a ginger wasn’t fabulous enough, here are ten health benefits of the medicinal herb to make the name all the more special to redheads. Read More »

Why Don't Redheads Tan?

Summer can be a stressful and frustrating time for redheads. Not only does sunscreen become a daily chore, but every single one of your non-ginger pals constantly wants to compare their “tan” to yours. Duh, obviously there is no contest. Read More »

Do Redheads Bruise More Easily Than Other Hair Colours?

Despite natural redheads being incredibly rare, eye-catching, and well, just darned cool, those with a ginger tinge often get the bitter end of the deal. But the question is: do redheads bruise more easily than those with other hair shades? Read More »

Sunscreen vs Sunblock: Staying Safe in the Sun

If you were told that all sun protection products were created equal (as long as it’s mega high SPF, fair redheads), you were told a teeny white lie. The words ‘sunscreen’ and ‘sunblock’ are not actually interchangeable. There are some clear differences, and for the sake of your skin’s health, we’re here to clear things … Read More »




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