Boots Health & Beauty: Your Suncare Tribe

07 May 2018 | Category: Medical
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Expert Advice from Dr Ross Perry

Boots popular Health & Beauty magazine’s latest edition looks at how our holiday activities can affect what sort of suncare and sun habits we should be using. 

Writer Alexandra Jones introduces the concept of ‘suncare tribes’, saying:

“So here’s something we all kind of know but all too often disregard: whether we should be diligently layering on the factor 50 or slathering ourselves with once-a-day waterproof sunscreen, really depends on our complexion and holidaying habits.”

She continues:

“Our suncare needs are actually almost as individual as we are, so to help you find what’s right for you, we’ve compiled an expert guide to the best suncare routine for your ‘tribe’.”

The ‘tribe’ idea is based on the types of activities people carry out while on holiday. First up is ‘Action Girl’ who is very sporty, outdoors and active a lot.

The article says:

“More time hiking, biking or frolicking in the surf generally equals more time in the sun.”

Expert Advice from Dr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry, founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, was invited to give his advice for the ‘Action Girl’ tribe. He says:

“First things first, days are longer in summer, so you can help protect yourself by scheduling activities outside the times when the sun’s rays are strongest (that’s between 11am and 3pm in the UK and Europe.”

The advice to simply avoid the worst of the sun’s rays is due to the fact that UV radiation peaks between those hours, putting the skin at increased risk of sun exposure but also developing dangerous melanoma (skin cancer).

When out in the sun, active types are advised to use a sunscreen designed for sports or watersports. It needs to have a high SPF as the water will reflect UV rays making the exposure even more intense. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after activities because water as well as sweat and rubbing will wear the protection down more rapidly. Even ‘water resistant’ sunscreen should be regularly reapplied.

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal, sun damage and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

DR ROSS PERRY

Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email enquiries@cosmedics.co.uk for an appointment.

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