Video: Vitamin D and Sun Protection
From Dr Ross Perry, Skin Health Expert
Dr Ross Perry shares invaluable advice on getting enough vitamin D in quarantine/lockdown, while still protecting your skin.
“I think given the current situation with everybody being indoors a lot, it is important that when we do actually make an outside excursion, that we do get enough vitamin D; and the reason for this is obviously it helps boost our immune system, but also helps with our general mood.
“So in order to do this I’d still certainly would advise that patients use sunblock for their face, but what I often advise patients to do is, when they are outside, in order to get the maximum dose of vitamin D during that time outside, is to expose their arms and legs.
“The greater surface area of skin that you have exposed, the greater amount of vitamin D that you will make. It is not just your face that makes vitamin D, it is your arms and your legs.
“So certainly if you do have time to go outside – for 20 minutes or more each day would be the recommended amount – you should then keep your vitamin D levels up to the maximum level that they need to be at; which will help not only boost your immune system but it’ll also make you help you feel better.”
Dr Ross Perry
Ross qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.
He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts, skin tags) and specialises in same day skin surgery procedures. He can provide expert advice on a host of skin problems and dermatology issues.
He also offers natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers).
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.
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