Welcome to Spring! Don’t Forget Your SPF!

Clare McLoughlin
By Clare McLoughlin

Clare McLoughlin is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and advanced procedure aesthetic nurse and trainer with more than 16 years’ experience.


As I write this, the beautiful British Spring Weather is battering the daffodils and cherry blossoms outside, so I know that thoughts of sunshine and warm days seem a long way away. However, it’s time for me to gently remind you all to wear SPF all year round, even when it feels like there is an Arctic chill in the air.

Exposure to the sun’s rays, whatever the weather, can work to ‘speed up the visible signs of ageing.

Exposure to UVA and UVB rays contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles (as a result of reduced elasticity and degradation in the overall condition of the skin), as well as pigmentation.

However, Sun damage doesn’t just prematurely age skin, it also has a much more sinister consequence – Skin Cancer. It is well documented that over-exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can increase the risk of a person developing Skin Cancer.

I’m not trying to scare you into investing in some good quality SPF that you can wear all year round on exposed skin (like the delicate skin on your face) to protect it from sun damage.

Why SPF protection is so important

For me, education is integral to the health and happiness of the patients who come to visit me for non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Wearing SPF – either a dedicated broad-spectrum sunscreen or make-up or tinted moisturiser that contains a good quality SPF – is such an easy way to help ‘hold back the years when it comes to premature skin aging caused by Sun Damage. I wish everyone was doing it!

If you are looking for a new sunscreen, I can strongly recommend a couple of products:

The first is iS Clinical’s ‘Extreme Protect’ SPF 30 - a broad-spectrum sunscreen that combines anti-ageing technology with sun protection.

The second is a product like Lycogel’s ‘Breathable Tint’ - a tinted moisturiser with SPF 30, that can help provide a radiant and even complexion if you are specifically looking for high-quality make-up that can also protect your skin.

So even if it is raining sideways when you are reading this, please remember to incorporate a good quality SPF into your daily routine – your skin will thank you for it!

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some pigmentation, wrinkles, sunscreen, iS Clinical, and complexion improvement treatment FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the pigmentation, wrinkles, sunscreen, iS Clinical and complexion improvement treatment questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited pigmentation, wrinkles, sunscreen, iS Clinical, and complexion improvement clinics in your area.

Many thanks to the author of this blog Clare McLoughlin who founded Appearance Based Medicine in 2004, driven by a desire to provide advanced facial rejuvenation solutions and aesthetic treatments to patients in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. 

People choose Appearance Based Medicine because of the top-quality and personable service that they receive, and always leave the clinic with a welcome boost to both their inner confidence and outer radiance. 

Call Clare McLoughlin now on 01628 303 020 or visit www.ab-med.co.uk

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