Our Summer getaways may be looking a little different this year with many of us looking for something a little closer to home. However, our typical British weather can be unpredictable; so this month, I thought I would share some top tips on how to save your skin this Summer.
SLIP on clothing, this can be one of the most effective barriers between our skin and the sun. Make sure shoulders are protected as they can burn easily.
SLOP on SPF 30+ Sunscreen, make sure it carries a UVA symbol and apply generously at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.
SLAP on a wide brimmed hat to shield face, neck and ears.
SLIDE on the shades and go for high quality protection, look for the european CE mark which indicates a safe level of protection.
SHADE from the sun where possible, particularly between the hours of 11am-3pm when the sun is at its hottest.
By following these steps above, you’ll be doing all you can to take care of your skin. The safest way you can tan is either a professional spray tan or self tanning. It will give you that golden glow you crave and will have you glowing with confidence. The one thing it won’t give you is skin cancer!
Finally, please do one thing for me, check your moles. If you notice even the slightest change, whether that’s in size, shape, colour, becoming itchy or raised, please go and see your GP. It might just save your life!
Until next time, enjoy your getaway and look after your skin this Summer!