Today is the last day of Sun Awareness Week which is run annually by the British Association of Dermatologists. The main message behind the sun awareness week is to enjoy the sun but enjoy it safely!
As sunshine is often so sporadic during spring and summer in the UK, it is easy for many people to get carried away and spend long periods of time during sunny spells without adequate protection. However, this can be dangerous due to the risk of sunburn, long term sun damage to the skin and of course, skin cancer.
For this reason, we need to make sure that we protect our skin during hot, sunny weather. The advice from the BAD is as follows:
On their website they have a number of downloadable information leaflets which provide really useful information on how to protect your skin, choose the right sunscreen, check your skin for changes to moles and more.
If your skin has already been damaged by the sun and you have hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, then I offer a number of manual and electricl facials which can help to target these concerns. Please contact me if you would like a free consultation to help you choose which facial or combination of facial treatments would be best for you. A consistent home skin care routine and daily use of a good quality SPF cream is also imperative.
Until next time