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National Sunscreen Day

National Sunscreen Day

Today is National Sunscreen Day. Here at SkinBase we have been wrapped up in layers for months. Now we need to be extra careful when our skin is first exposed to strong sunlight.

National Sunscreen Day

This National Sunscreen Day make sure you make sensible choices.

Protecting yourself from UV damage is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. Yes we know a little bit of sunshine is nice, and we all need the essential Vitamin D the sun provides. Sun also helps to regulate our Circadian rhythm which aids good sleep. 

Always be mindful. Remember, too much exposure to UV rays causes premature ageing and even cancer. UV rays are everywhere – so stay protected wherever you are.

 How can we protect ourselves?

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat
  • Slather on the sunscreen. Make sure you have a high SPF. This can stop you getting burned and minimize ageing
  • Stay out of the sun at the height of the midday sun – avoid being outside between 10h00-15h00.
  • Apply sunscreen, even on cloudy days – UV rays penetrate the clouds. It also penetrates through windows
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours – and even more if you are swimming
  • Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays – they also protect the tender skin around your eyes.

What to do if you already have sun damage?

Microdermabrasion

Consider a course of Microdermabrasion. It is a minimally invasive procedure and helps to renew your skin tone and texture. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Melasma (pigmentation)
  • Acne scarring

By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, this treatment promotes the production of new skin cells, fresh collagen and elastin. 

IPL Rejuvenation

If pigmentation is your problem book a course of IPL. Also known as Intense Pulsed Light, it is an effective, safe and precise way to eliminate age spots and pigmentation. The machine emits a range of light waves that can be adjusted to target melanin pigment cells.

Always remember to apply SPF. Reapply throughout the day during the summer months. 

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