UVA and UVB exposure ‘speeds up’ the visible signs of ageing …

Welcome to Spring! 

As the glorious British Spring Weather is currently battering the daffodils and cherry blossom outside, I know that thoughts of sunny, warm days may seem a long way away!  However, it’s time for me to gently remind you all to wear SPF all year round, even when it feels like there is an Arctic chill in the air.

Exposure to the sun’s rays, whatever the weather, can work to ‘speed up’ the visible signs of ageing.  Exposure to UVA and UVB rays contributes to pigmentation as well as the formation of fine lines and wrinkles (as a result of reduced elasticity and a degradation in the overall condition of the skin).

However, Sun damage doesn’t just prematurely age skin, it also has a much more sinister consequence – Skin Cancer.  It is well documented that over-exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can increase the risk of developing Skin Cancer.

This may sound like scaremongering, but trust me, I’m not trying to scare you!  For me, education is integral to the health and happiness of the patients who come to visit me for non-surgical aesthetic treatments.  For me, it’s vital to invest in some good quality SPF that you can wear all year round on exposed skin (like the delicate skin on your face) to protect it from sun damage.  Wearing SPF – either within a dedicated broad spectrum sunscreen, makeup or a tinted moisturiser that contains a good quality SPF – is such an easy way to help ‘hold back the years’ when it comes to premature skin ageing caused by sun damage.  I wish everyone would listen!If you are looking for a new sunscreen, I can strongly recommend a couple of products:

If you are looking for a new sunscreen, I can strongly recommend a couple of products:

– The first is iS Clinical’s ‘Extreme Protect’ SPF 30https://www.ab-med.co.uk/store/is-clinical-skincare/extreme-protect-spf-30/ – a broad spectrum sunscreen that combines anti-ageing technology with sun protection.

https://www.ab-med.co.uk/store/is-clinical-skincare/extreme-protect-spf-30/a broad spectrum sunscreen that combines anti-ageing technology with sun protection.

This is a broad spectrum sunscreen that combines anti-ageing technology with sun protection.

– The second is a product like Lycogel ‘Breathable Tint’

https://www.ab-med.co.uk/store/lycogel/breathable-tint-30ml/ a tinted moisturiser with SPF 30, that can help provide a radiant and even complexion if you are specifically looking for high-quality

This is a tinted moisturiser with SPF 30, that can help provide an even and radiant complexion if you are specifically looking for high-quality makeup that can also protect your skin.

So, even if it is raining sideways when you are reading this, please remember to incorporate a good quality SPF into your daily routine – YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU FOR IT!

Clare x