Yorkshire's Largest Skin Clinic / Good Skin Days Reviews

The Sun – What you NEED to Know

In reality two weeks in Barbados is not going to age your skin dramatically. However not protecting your skin from UVA rays 365 days a year will.

? 90 % of visible skin ageing is caused by sunlight and pollution

? UVA Rays affect the collagen in our skin and causes our skin to loose elasticity and firmness, contributing to premature skin ageing

? UVA Sun rays passes through clouds, rain, glass windows and light clothing

? UVA Rays causes 78% of skin ageing

? UVB Rays causes skin to age and skin cancer

? UVA and UVB rays destroys and reduces important antioxidants such as Vitamin C

?UVA and UVB rays causes dark patches on the skin called hyper pigmentation and irregular skin pigmentation

? UVA and UVB rays affect our bodies natural immunity and healing ability therefore increasing vulnerability to viruses such as cold sores

? UVC rays are the MOST damaging and dangerous sun rays. Fortunately the earth Ozone layer blocks this run rays. However the risk of skin cancer is higher in Australia due to holes in the Ozone layer

? Look for Broad Spectrum sun protection products. Broad spectrum products provide high protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays

? Apply an SPF 5O for maximum sun protection

Enjoy the warm sunshine, but do it carefully. Re apply sun protection products with a high factor if you are out playing sports or in the sun for long periods of time.

At the moment my favourite daily sun protection products are Heliocare XF Gel SPF 50 and SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF 50.

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Tamara Gill




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