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Heatwave 2024 | This country introduces sunscreen vending machines, offers free access to sun protection

Netherlands leads by example in prioritising skin health and safety by providing free sunscreen in public areas

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 19th 2024 04:30 PM
Heatwave 2024  | This country introduces sunscreen vending machines, offers free access to sun protection

Heatwave 2024 | This country introduces sunscreen vending machines, offers free access to sun protection

Heatwave 2024  | Taking a significant step in promoting skin health and protection from scorching heat across the country, Netherlands introduced sunscreen vending machines in public areas. 

The sunscreen machines provide free access to Nivea sunscreen, as a part of a broader initiative to prevent sunburns and enhance public awareness about the importance of sun protection. 


A video doing rounds on Internet, showcases the innovative sunscreen dispensers has garnered widespread attention online. The video emphasises the machines' user-friendly design, making it easy for people to obtain sunscreen whenever necessary. 

In the video, a woman demonstrates the process by taking sunscreen from the machine and applying it, illustrating the convenience and practicality of this new public health measure.

By providing free sunscreen, the Netherlands aims to encourage more people to protect their skin from harmful UV rays, thereby reducing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage.

By placing these vending machines in busy local areas, authorities intend to make sunscreen readily accessible, especially for those who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Initiatives like these are essential in encouraging sun protection behaviours, as the incidence of skin cancer worldwide is rising. The Netherlands leads by example in prioritising skin health and safety by providing free sunscreen in public areas.

- With inputs from agencies

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