Sun Protection

Sunscreen

UV rays There are two types of UV rays that we need to worry about protecting ourselves from. A simple way to remember the difference between them is UVA which are the ageing rays and UVB which are the rays that cause burning of the skin. UVA rays cause premature ageing by affecting elastin in t...

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Dying for a Tan?

According to research published by the British Association of Dermatologists, sunbed manufacturers and retailers are putting the lives of young British women at risk by trying to infer that UVA sunbeds are a safer way to tan. Recent research conducted by the Guardian Newspaper indicates that a s...

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Do we all need Vitamin D?

Dr Lowe recommends that everyone in the UK takes a daily vitamin D3 supplement of between 1000 and 2000 IU a day. Why do you need to take Vitamin D? Research has shown that anyone living in Northern Europe between October and May cannot manufacture sufficient vitamin D because there is a relativ...

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5 Words of Wisdom on Sun Protection

The 5 W's of Sun Protection One sunscreen does not fit all, according to Britain's leading dermatologist and SPF guru Dr Nick Lowe. The variety of different sunscreen products available on the market today from SPF day creams, foundations, BB creams, through to high factor sunscreens, has made th...

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Essential Sun Guide

"You can still have fun in the sun, but it's absolutely vital to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sunlight, at home and abroad, especially as skin cancers are on the increase in the UK," says Dr Lowe. Here are his commit-to-memory tips to help you stay safe: Be true to type ...

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New EU Rules for Sunscreens

How long do I have to be in the sun before I develop a sunburn or suntan?Very fair people may burn in midday sun even after only 10 to 15 minutes. When you lie in the sun your skin will soon start to become pink. This is thought to be due to the heat or infrared action on the skin. This is less v...

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