Eyelid Sunscreen Warning As Seen in The Express

19 Jun 2023 | Category: Medical
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Express.co.uk asked Dr Ross Perry, founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, to provide his expert advice on sunscreen application for its feature:

“One area of the face to always remember to put sunscreen – experts issue warning”

As the article outlines, the warmer weather comes with increased risks of sunburn and skin cancer. It is important to protect the skin and experts are urging the public to pay particular attention to the face and eye area. Wearing sunglasses or a hat is not enough to protect the delicate and vulnerable tissues around the eyes.

Dr Ross Perry, Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, told The Express that the most common type of eyelid cancer is basal cell carcinoma. He said

“It usually appears in the lower lid and occurs most often in individuals with fair or pale skin. The other type is Sebaceous carcinoma. Which mostly occurs in middle age to older adults, sebaceous carcinoma is the second most common eyelid cancer.”

They eyes themselves are also sensitive and UV radiation can increase the risk of macular degeneration or cataracts from developing. Signs of sun damage include redness, watery eyes, blurry vision, twitchy eyelids, halos around lights, headaches and discomfort when blinking.

It is really important to protect the eye area with SPF, as well as wearing sunglasses and a hat.

Experts recommend

  • Use good sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB (broad spectrum). Reapply every couple of hours and also after swimming and/or when sweating a lot
  • Avoid direct sunlight. Seek shade where possible and especially between 11am-3pm when the sun is at its peak.
  • Wear hats, sunglasses and long sleeved/legged clothing to add further protection to the skin

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1778357/sunscreen-around-eyes-sun-health-risks.

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.

DR ROSS PERRY

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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