Did you know that neglecting SPF puts our bodies in “grave danger”? Scary, right? So, let me share some eye-opening facts with you. Having five or more sunburns puts you at a higher risk of melanoma, the third most common skin cancer in the UK. Shockingly, on average, UK adults have experienced 15 sunburns in a lifetime. Can you believe it?
But here’s the real shocker: 20% of adults admit they never use SPF. Yikes! 😱
UV rays from the sun and artificial sources are responsible for 80% of premature skin aging and 90% of melanoma skin cancers. Even on cloudy days, those sneaky rays can still harm you. That’s why daily sun protection is a must! Now, let’s address the reasons why some UK adults skip SPF.
Some believe they rarely burn and just tan (21%), while others only use it when they feel like they’re burning (1 in 5). Shockingly, 20% of people only remember to use SPF when reminded by a friend or family member. And get this, some only use it abroad (16%) or when the temperature hits 40 degrees Celsius (10%). But here’s the truth: there’s no healthy or safe way to tan, according to the NHS. 😎
To effectively protect your skin, follow renowned dermatologist Professor Christian Aldridge’s recommendations:
🌞 Apply SPF 30 daily, especially from April to September.
👕 Rock Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) clothing, especially if you have fair skin.
👀 Keep an eye on your skin. Watch out for non-healing lesions or newly-pigmented areas for more than six weeks, especially in sun-exposed areas. If something seems off, seek medical attention.
The NHS also offers some helpful tips:
🌴 Chill in the shade between 11 am and 3 pm when the sun’s rays are strongest.
⏰ Slather on sunscreen lotion 30 minutes before heading out and reapply just before leaving.
💦 Remember to reapply every two hours, even if your sunscreen claims to be “water resistant.”
Now, let me tell you about the fantastic treatments at PURE Holistic Beauty that can heal sun damage. I offer laser Skin rejuvenation treatments, pigmentation damage treatments, cooling and relaxation facials, and massage therapy. These treatments will not only address sunburn effects but also leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s time to heal and pamper your skin! 💆♀️✨
Ready to take action and protect your skin from sun damage? Don’t wait! Book your appointment now! Let me help you on your journey to healthier, radiant skin. Your future self will thank you! 💚
Disclaimer: This blog provides general information and should not replace medical advice. If you have concerns about your skin, consult a healthcare professional.