Looking after your skin this summer

Chloe JohnsonBlog

Looking after your skin this summer.

Summer has arrived and all you can think about is feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin or booking your next holiday abroad to make sure you get a dose of Vitamin D.

Although summer is filled with fun outdoor activities and sunbathing galore, it is important to remember to look after your skin. After, all sun damage caused by over exposure to UV rays is the biggest cause of skin cancer.

There are a few simple ways you can look after your skin this Summer:

  • Try to remain in shaded areas or invest in a UV protection umbrella.
  • Cover yourself in clothing, wear hats and sunglasses.
  • Wear high factor sun screen.
  • Re-apply every two hours (apply after being in pool or sea water)

 

So why does the sun affect our skin?

There are two main factors when it comes to why the sun damages our skin: UVA & UVB rays.

UVA rays penetrate the skin deep into its thickest layer. It is linked with sun encouraged aging such as wrinkling and skin sagging.

UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of skin and is a key player in the development of skin cancer.

 

Remember

If you have freckles or moles, you’re at more risk of getting skin cancer so be sure to take extra care in the sun. If you have a mole or lesion which you would like checked or removed click here.

If you would like to know more about our services and facilities why not call our friendly and helpful team on 01245 474070 or alternatively you can e-mail us on enquiries@baddowhospital.co.uk where our team will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.