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Sun Awareness Week

Sun Awareness Week – The Sun and your Skin

It’s Sun Awareness Week! It’s no secret that a small amount of sun is good for us, but too much sun exposure can be harmful. Sunlight keeps our sleeping patterns on track. It also provides our bodies with essential Vitamin D. Yet too much unprotected exposure can cause skin damage, eye problems and skin cancer.


When UV rays enter skin cells, they affect the skin’s growth process and appearance. 

Over time exposure to these rays can make skin less elastic and cause:

  • Pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose sagging skin
  • Leathery thicker skin
  • Cancer

This Sun Awareness Week take time to consider your skincare regime. What can you do to prevent sun damage and what can be done to already damaged skin?

Prevention is better than cure so always wear a good SPF – even in winter – and on hot days wear a wide-brimmed hat.


A course of SkinBase Microdermbrasion can work wonders on sun-damaged skin. It is especially great for pigmentation. This gentle exfoliating treatment lifts the layers of dead skin cells while stimulating cell renewal. A course of MD at regular intervals will improve pigmentation and fine lines. Sun spots will fade or disappear – leaving your skin looking younger and more refreshed. Never forget to apply SPF!


Another great treatment for sun-damaged and loose, sagging skin. A hand-held device delivers energy waves deep into your skin. You will notice a difference after just one treatment and will see instant results. After a course of treatments the results can last for up to two years.


This is the ultimate treatment for pigmentation and sun-damaged skin. Powerful bursts of light target the lower layers of skin. The light helps trigger your collagen production to lighten sun-spots and discolouration. The damaged skin in the targeted area will be removed by your body naturally. 

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

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