Woman & Home: UV Eye Protection

15 Jul 2019 | Category: Medical

Woman & Home magazine investigated the importance of protecting the skin around the eyes from the sun, with expert advice from Cosmedics Skin Clinics founder and Medical Director, Dr Ross Perry. 

The feature highlighted a recent study which suggested that after research many do not apply SPF properly around the eyes. This could increase the risk of skin cancer as well as premature ageing and brown spots.

Dr Ross Perry told Woman & Home readers:

“Applying SPF to our eyelids is incredibly important, as the skin around our eyes is up to 10% thinner than anywhere else.

“This makes the area much more prone to skin cancer, UV damage, brown spots and premature ageing”

How the Eye Area Gets Neglected

“The eyelid area is often neglected, particularly if we’re wearing sunglasses and therefore wrongly thinking our eyes are fully protected.

“We’re also fearful of getting sun cream in our eyes and causing irritation.”

UV Protection for the Eye Area

Dr Perry suggested:

“Apply a small amount of SPF< the size of a 10p piece, of at least SPF30.

“Beauty blender sponges are useful for this. SPF needs to be applied every two hours if you’re out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

“Wear sunglasses with added UV filters and a wide-brimmed hat, and keep hydrated.”

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr 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 provides expert advice on skin cancer, sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He is also highly experienced in non-surgical cosmetic and medical treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers, where he has a reputation for excellent results that look entirely natural.


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 to book an appointment.

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