UK set for barbecue summer, but don’t let your skin burn

UK set for barbecue summer, but don’t let your skin burn

UK set for barbecue summer, but don’t let your skin burn

Thanks to rising temperatures and the promise of a long, hot summer, Brits have begun dusting down their barbecues, stocking up on burgers and packing away the woolly jumpers for another year. As people start reaching for their beach towels and swimwear, thoughts are unsurprisingly turning to bodyweight and appearance. There’s a huge range of treatments available to anyone looking for a more youthful and toned figure this summer, from vaser liposuction to skin rejuvenation therapies. However, experts are also urging people to make sure they take care to protect their skin before heading out into the sun.

One of the most important things to remember is that you don’t need to be lying on a beach in a foreign country to get sunburn. Simply working outdoors, driving a car or attending a sports match in the middle of the day can result in prolonged exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. It doesn’t even need to be a sunny day – your skin can still be at risk when there’s cloud cover.

Many cosmetics claim to have a particular Sun Protection Factor (SPF) that will offer defence against sun damage, but it is often the case that these products simply don’t provide the necessary level of protection. This can be because they don’t live up to the promises on the labelling or they’re not applied in sufficient quantities to be able to offer suitable cover. Applying a dedicated sun protection product each day is the answer. It will reduce your risk of suffering damage caused by UV rays, which can lead to various problems such as premature skin aging and skin cancers.

To maintain a healthy-looking appearance during the summer months it’s important to ensure your skin is properly hydrated. The good news is that many sunscreen products also contain a moisturiser which will help to prevent your skin from drying out. If you do find yourself in need of a helping hand when it comes to looking good and feeling great, opting for skin rejuvenation treatments such as a chemical peel or an anti-wrinkle treatment with us at Wimpole Aesthetics is always an option.

So remember, if you’re planning to spend time outdoors this summer, ensure you’re looking after your skin by applying a generous amount of sunscreen with at least factor 30.