Posts Tagged 'SPF 30 sunscreen'

Mole checking is vital says London skin expert

Woman has her moles checked by a professional - Mole checking is essential says Sue Ibrahim the nurse consultant in dermatology from Elan Medical Clinics in central London and Essex

Mole checking is essential says Sue Ibrahim the nurse consultant in dermatology from Elan Medical Clinics in central London and Essex

Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless, but not always. If you have a certain type or large number of moles (more than 100), you are at greater risk of developing skin cancer.

The ABCDE method for checking moles is very useful but if in doubt, getting them professionally assessed is vital, says Sue Ibrahim. Sue, the nurse consultant in dermatology at Elan Medical Skin Clinics, has more than 30 years’ experience of assessing and removing moles using the latest advanced radio-wave technology. Click here to read reviews from her clients.

Asymmetry

If you draw a line through the middle of a mole, the two sides will match, meaning it is symmetrical. Anything asymmetrical is a warning sign for melanoma.

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London skin expert explains new approaches to rosacea treatment

Sue Ibrahim, skin expert at Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London and Essex

Sue Ibrahim, skin expert at Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London and Essex

Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London says new approaches to the treatment of rosacea will come as welcome news to sufferers.

Sue has more than 30 years’ experience in treating skin conditions and is a nurse consultant in dermatology. She said that maintaining the correct acid balance in the skin was vital in creating a hostile environment for the demodex mite. Demodex is a microscopic mite that is a normal inhabitant of our facial skin and is found in greater numbers on the faces of people with rosacea.

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Beach bodies at the ready

bikini_rockThe drinks are chilling, the BBQ is scrubbed and ready for action, perhaps you’ve even got a music festival or two to look forward to. Now there’s just the small task of getting your body fit for the big reveal…

Get the strimmer out

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Do you know your ABCs?

IMG_1691Exposure to the sun through work and play is a risk factor for skin cancer, as is a history of sunburn, especially in early life. So, while the sun is shining it is even more important than usual to slap on the sunscreen.

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 if used throughout the year – yes, even when it’s cold and cloudy. Our fragrance free, oil free, preservative free, DermaProtect Day Cream is a daily moisturiser that contains a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30.

Moles – know the risks

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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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Love the skin you’re in

 

Our skin is our largest organ. It has a surface area of around 2 square metres and acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding our bodies against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight and harmful chemicals.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinics in London and Rayleigh, Essex, we are skin experts. Our medical director, Sue Ibrahim, is a nurse consultant in dermatology with more than 30 years’ experience, so she knows skin!

We would like to warn readers that many of the claims made by cosmetic companies are simply not supported by evidence. Even if they do contain active ingredients, most are unlikely to contain anywhere near the levels required to see results in your skin.

Gift voucher

We would also like to offer a £20 gift voucher redeemable against our DermaActive Daily Essentials Package (RRP £230) that contains all of the products mentioned below plus an Elan tote bag. Please contact us for your voucher.

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