There is no such thing as a healthy tan! The skin produces a dark-colored pigment, melanin, as a shield against further damage from UV radiation. The darkening provides some protection against sunburn: a dark tan on a white skin offers a sun protection factor of between 2 and 4.
This blog outlines five practical sun protection tips for this summer. The tips include a suggestion to wear UPF50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat on high UV index days. Skin cancer is the most preventable cancer and is caused by cumulative overexposure to UV rays. 90% of skin ageing is a result of UV radiation.
In this blog we describe immediate actions you can take to treat sunburn. These actions include to cool down, moisturise, decrease the inflammation, replenish your fluids and to protect yourself from further sun exposure by wearing UPF 50+ sun protection clothing.
There are a number of ways that you can protect your skin to prevent skin cancer. Wear UPF50+ sun protective clothing that covers large areas of the skin. Wear a UPF50+ sun hat with which blocks all the sunlight Wear sunglasses with a UV index of 3 to protect your eyes, the polarized ones tend to be more comfortable....
This blog highlights that fake tanning products do not protect you from potential sun damage. More worryingly the University of Wollongong found that people who use self tanning products are less likely to protect themselves and are more likely to experience sunburn thinking that they are already protected.
There's one vital organ which is among the most important and remains quite neglected by many. In fact, it’s our largest organ: it weighs 3.6 kilograms and there are 2 square meters of it. We wear it 24 hours a day.
It’s our skin; a critical organ that performs a vast and varied set of crucial functions for our body.