Category: Sun Protection

Reducing Skin Pigmentation by Vicki Newman

As we are all returning from our summer trips away and the weather is starting  to feel cooler – have you taken some time to consider how your skin may have been affected? This patient has kindly allowed us to document her pigmentation treatment journey. From as early as your childhood to today; Sun Exposure […]

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Sun Protection Factor Facts

With the sudden summer that seems to have appeared you may find yourself nursing some red & sore shoulders after being caught out during the day. But when it comes to finding sun cream the mass of varieties and SPF factors can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. Vicki from The Gatehouse, Northampton has shared […]

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Top Summer Skin Tips

Summer, I’m sure that many of you may agree – is a wonderful month. The long days, light evenings and warm sun to bask in during the day is perfect. But among all your fun in the sun, your skin may not be feeling the same joy. It may seem like most seasons can play […]

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Are your hands ageing you?

Are your hands ageing you? You may be battling the signs of ageing on your face but are your hands giving you away? Your hands are exposed to many factors that can prematurely age them, with age spots, scaly skin, prominent veins and stained or brittle nails all key signs of ageing hands. Top tips […]

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What could a Visia skin check tell you about your skin?

We live in an ever-expanding universe of anti-ageing products and skin treatments. So it’s only fitting that one of the most exciting new developments in aesthetics comes courtesy of NASA. The Visia machine. The Visia machine is like something from Star Trek. But friends, we have the technology – and it’s amazing – so we may as […]

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Heliocare Sun Protection Range

Every product in the Heliocare® sun protection range provides high level SPF50 protection using the latest and most advanced UV filters, in skin loving formulations that will leave your skin feeling beautiful. It has been proven in extensive clinical studies to be a powerful natural, skin specific anti-oxidant, helping to prevent photo damage. On top […]

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Solar Keratosis and skin tag removal now available

Solar Keratoses (also known as Actinic Keratoses) are quite a common condition that can often be seen on more mature skin that has seen a lot of sun exposure over the years. Usually slightly raised, they are rough, scaly and crusty to the touch and they can be pink, brown or sometimes skin colour. They usually […]

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Study finds link between sunbed use and unhealthy weight loss in US teenagers

The skin cancer risk of using sunbeds is well-known, but a recent study of American high school students has found an alarming link between sunbed use and another harmful beauty practice – drastic weight-loss methods. The study, carried out on a sample of 27,000 teenagers throughout America, found that girls who used indoor sunbeds were […]

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How to look after acne prone skin in the sun

When the temperatures start hitting peaks like the UK is currently witnessing it can be tempting for the acne sufferer to get as much sun as possible on their unprotected visage, in order to dry out the spots and therefore help clear their skin. Whilst it’s true that the sun can be of benefit to […]

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Top 5 skin care tips for the summer months

With recent temperatures dragging their feet to well below average for this time of year it’s hard to believe that the summer months are just in front of us, yet that they are. Whilst it may seem impossible to believe right now, there is some chance that 2013’s middle months will bring us moments of […]

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Australia’s huge skin cancer bill

Recent research by a healthcare organisation in Australia has revealed that the cost and number of skin cancers is growing exponentially – and will cost the Australian government more than $700 million per annum by 2015. The cancers include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which are the most common types in […]

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Sun protection – do I need it when it’s not sunny?

Rain, rain and more rain. Even by British standards, this summer does seem to be excelling itself in the ‘washout’ stakes. So it’s probably the case that protecting your skin is the furthest thing from your mind. But the truth is, experts recommend you wear sun protection every day from April to October in the […]

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Aspirin – a new weapon in the fight against skin cancer?

There’s been very promising news from a study carried out in Denmark. Researchers have found taking aspirin regularly may reduce the likelihood of two types of skin cancer. They studied the medical records of almost 200,000 people. Roughly 18,000 had been diagnosed with one of three kinds of cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell […]

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Love Your Skin for Sun Awareness Week

We’ve just entered what has been gloomily predicted to be “the coldest May for 100 years”, and so far it seems to be living up to the hype. So it’s a touch ironic that this week, 30 April – 6 May, is the annual British Association of Dermatologists’ Sun Awareness Week! The week is part […]

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What does a sun protection factor mean?

Sun Protection factor is a way of measuring the amount of protection a sun block gives you. Essentially a sun block with a sun protection factor of 20 give you 20 times protection from the sun. This means you’ll get similar injury to the skin from 20 minutes exposure with the sun block on to […]

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