Summer weather is slowly beginning to arrive in the United Kingdom, luring more and more people outside – barbecues, picnics, beach days, festivals and so much more. While enjoying all that sunshine, we need to remember that the satisfying warmth of the sun’s rays also exposes you to ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can cause skin cancer, premature ageing and even damage to your eyes, including cataracts. With little and simple prevention techniques, you, your family and your friends can enjoy fun in the sun while avoiding sun burns and further damages from the powerful UV rays.
According to statistics from Cancer Research UK, throughout our country, there are almost 15,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer each year – leaving it as one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Although 86% are easily preventable, there are still around 2500 deaths each year.
Preventing potentially fatal harm from the UV rays damaging our skin can be simple, yet effective. There are so many methods which you can follow to stay safe in the sun, such as seeking shade during the hottest times of day – usually between 11am-3pm, covering up with the appropriate clothing – hats, sunglasses and loose fitting items and of course, wearing sun-cream.
Wearing the correct sun-cream helps protect yourself from the premature signs of aging which are often caused by excessive amounts of sun exposure. It’s a common misconception that symptoms of ageing such as spots and wrinkles are just a natural part of aging gracefully, when really, these processes are sped up dramatically by the sun’s UV rays. Obviously sensible amounts of sun are needed for overall good health, but people tend to go overboard.
We know that choosing the correct sun cream can be difficult…
At Bank Aesthetics, we are proud to provide Obagi products & treatments to our customers. The Obagi medical range is designed to help minimize the appearance of premature skin ageing as well as skin damage, hyperpigmentation, acne & sun damage – suitable for all skin types, genders, and ages. Available from our clinic, it’s the perfect choice for you, whether it’s to protect yourself from or to improve the appearance of damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
To find out more about the treatments and products we offer, including a complimentary skin consultation, give us a call on 01926 859988.