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31 December 2017

Choose to be sun safe this summer

Choose to be sun safe this summer

What an amazing summer we've had so far! So much sunshine prior to Christmas has not been the norm in recent years, and we have seen more people getting caught out by not being prepared, and associating regular sunblock with their New Year's holidays. You'll be surprised how much sunscreen you need to stay protected, around a shot glass for each exposed area. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen, providing you protection against both UVA and UVB. Choose one with zinc, and avoid spray sunscreens as they need around four layers to be effective. Choose at least an SPF30, and reapply regularly, particularly after swinmming. Teach your children to apply their own sunscreen and to cover up. And of course, choose to see our skin specialists should you suspect you have any change to an existing or a new sunspot, it could save your life.