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Is skin cancer on the increase?

So why are ‘broad spectrum’ SPFs recommended for your skin? Because they protect against both:

– Ultraviolet A (UVA) – longer wavelength rays – linked to skin ageing
– Ultraviolet B (UVB) – shorter wavelength rays – linked to skin burning

Both visible light and infrared-A can cause damage year round, penetrating cloud and glass – so even on the cloudiest days, our skin is still at risk. Professional suncare such as Heliocare’s 360 range offers protection against visible light and infrared-A, both of which are proven to cause damage to the skin that can lead to premature skin ageing, as well as harm skin health.

When you’re looking for an SPF, also check how high the factor is, whether it is water resistant and if the formulation suits your skin type and concerns (e.g. oil-free, anti-redness, mineral, offers skin cancer prevention & adjunctive treatment to actinic keratosis?).

There are many products on the market so feel free to get in touch if we can help.

Enjoy the sun – safely!

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