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For expert skin advice in Essex – ask Sue at Elan!

Elan Medical Skin Clinic’s skin expert Sue Ibrahim

Elan Medical Skin Clinic’s skin expert Sue Ibrahim.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. It protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate our body temperature and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold.

Twenty square feet is a lot of area for things to go wrong, imperfections to show, maintenance to cover. But don’t fear, our nurse consultant in dermatology, Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinic in Rayleigh, Essex has your skin covered!

We take exercise to improve our heart. We keep our brains active. We check our diet to ensure our digestive organs stay fit. But our skin often takes the brunt of external and internal abuse.

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Here comes the sun – so take care

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Most of us love to feel the sun on our skin – and we can tend to go a bit crazy when the sun finally graces our shores. While we may remember to slap on the sunscreen when the sun is blazing, many people don’t realise that it should be worn 365 days a year. Skin cancer is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, so even on a cloudy day we need to protect our skin from UV radiation.

The use of a daily broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ has been clinically proven to prevent skin cancer and premature ageing of the skin. Anything with a SPF of less than 15 is useless, as these moisturisers will not protect from UVA rays, which can penetrate through 4 inches of glass.

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