Expert Summer Health Hacks in iNews

01 Jul 2024 | Category: Medical

iNews asked leading doctors and health experts to share their tips and advice for staying well this summer. 

They asked Dr Ross Perry, GP and medical director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics to provide his advice on SPF. As a UK mole removal expert and skin cancer reconstruction doctor in the NHS, Ross has detailed knowledge of the importance of sunscreen and how to get the best protection. He says:

“Apply SPF the right way

“Always put SPF on at least 20 minutes before heading outdoors: it needs time to sink into the skin, otherwise you run the risk of burning, which can lead to skin cancer down the line.

“Never forget to put SPF on your eyelids or soles of the feet, especially if you’re playing sport or swimming. These areas are often forgotten about and are prone to burning.”

Other health experts provided their tips too

  • Replace electrolytes lost through sweating
  • Get outdoors to maximise vitamin D and boost your mood
  • Keep cool by focusing on pulse points or having a cool shower
  • Stay ahead of hayfever by avoiding peak forecasts, using masks and applying drops cold
  • Drink more if it’s hot – the colour of your urine is an indicator
  • High-water food such as watermelon/cucumber also helps hydrate the body
  • Hot drinks can help to cool you down
  • Take a cool shower before bed and manage the temperature in the room by having windows open only at night.
  • Use ear plugs when swimming or flying
  • Try seaweed snacks for a vitamin and mineral boost
  • Tips for post-holiday
  • Slow down on physical activity when it’s hot
  • Don’t swim in contact lenses
  • Avoid drinking alcohol in the sun
  • Wear UV blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes
  • Reduce pollen by drying clothes indoors
  • Use insect repellent with Deet
  • Don’t exercise in the heat
  • Use ear protection at festivals/concerts to avoid damaging your hearing
  • Avoid salty or processed foods – instead choose fruit and nuts


Dr Ross Perry’s advice was published at Read the article in full for detailed advice on summer health from a variety of spokespersons.

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 and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin 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  to book an appointment.


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