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Summer Skin Care

In this blog we offer you some tips on how to look after and protect your skin during the summer months with information from Skcin.org. Their website and links can be found at the end of this blog.




Prevention And Early Detection Saves Lives.


  • Skin Cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer.

  • Over 210,000 cases of non-melanoma are diagnosed annually in the UK.

  • Over 16,000 cases of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) are diagnosed annually in the UK

  • According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 36 males and 1 in 47 females will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime and it is one of the biggest killing cancers in the 15-34 age group.

Up to 90% of skin cancers however, are preventable by adopting simple sun safe strategies. Skin cancer is also the only cancer we can physically see developing in its early stages and if detected, diagnosed and treated early enough, almost all cases are curable.


You can download the sun safety guide from the Skcin website, link is at the end of the Blog.





RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE

SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY






Five S's of Sun Safety.



1. Slip on a T-Shirt

  • Clothing can be one of the most effective barriers between our skin and the sun

  • Clothing should cover as much skin as possible

  • Always keep shoulders covered that can easily burn

  • A closer weave will provide more protection

  • A high UPF rated fabric provides best protection



Dermalogica SPF at Peachi Beauty

2. Slop on SPF Sunscreen

  • No sunscreen provides complete protection

  • Never rely on sunscreen alone to protect your skin

  • Always use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or above, preferably water resistant

  • Make sure it's broad spectrum and carries a UVA symbol (if it has a star rating, use a minimum 4 star)

  • Store in an accessible, cool place and remember to check the expiry date

  • Apply a generous amount to clean, dry, exposed skin

  • Apply 20 minutes before going outdoors and preferably once again when outdoors

  • Regardless of the instructions all sunscreens should be reapplied at least every 2 hours and more if perspiring or straight after swimming

  • Protect your lips with an SPF 30+ lip balm



3. Slap on a Broad Brimmed Hat

  • Always wear a hat with a wide brim that shades the face, neck and ears

  • Legionnaire (with a flap that covers the neck and joins the front peak) or bucket style hats (with minimum 7.5cm brim) are the most effective

  • A close weave or UPF rated fabric will provide better protection

  • Warning: Baseball caps do not shade the ears and neck which can easily burn



4. Slide on Your Sunglasses

  • Solar UV radiation can be damaging to the eyes so it is important to wear quality sunglasses

  • Overall protection depends on the quality of the lens and the overall design

  • Look for the European CE mark which indicates a safe level of protection

  • Those labelled with a high EPF (which rages from 1-10) will provide best protection

  • Ensure they are close fitting and wrap around to stop solar UVR entering the sides and top

  • Remember price and darkness of the lens have no reflection on the quality of protection



5. Shade From the Sun When Possible

  • Always wear a hat with a wide brim that shades the face, neck and ears

  • Legionnaire (with a flap that covers the neck and joins the front peak) or bucket style hats (with minimum 7.5cm brim) are the most effective

  • A close weave or UPF rated fabric will provide better protection

  • Warning: Baseball caps do not shade the ears and neck which can easily burn






Links and Other Information


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Remember :

  1. Slip on a T-Shirt

  2. Slop on an SPF Sunscreen

  3. Slap on a Wide Brimmed Hat

  4. Slide on your Sunglasses

  5. Shade From the Sun When Possible





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