Sun Safe

Keeping the rays at bay

No one wants to end up looking like a dried prune! Sun safety – especially in New Zealand – is very important. Sun damaged skin is one of the hardest things for a therapist to treat, and can take a long time to correct.

Using sunscreen every single day is the biggest difference you can make long-term for your skin if you want to prevent sun damage. All About You's Sun Care range offers both a sunscreen and mineral makeup that has SPF protection specifically formulated to protect your skin.

 Aspect Hyda Shield 

Protect your complexion from damaging UV rays with Aspect Hydra Shield with Zinc, a hydrating face cream with added sun protection. A lightweight and fast-absorbing formula, this lotion is enriched with zinc oxide for sun protection.

 Packed with antioxidants, skin hydrators, and nourishing botanical oils, this emollient moisturiser benefits any beauty skin care regimen. Hydra Shield with Zinc is especially good for dry and sensitive skin types.

How much sun exposure do we need?

Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. To maintain healthy blood levels, aim to get 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times per week. People with darker skin may need a little more than this. Your exposure time should depend on how sensitive your skin is to sunlight.

The A,B,C,D,E and F of moles

Any one or more of these is a red light:

A – asymmetry (one half does not match the other)

B – border irregularity (raggedy edges, blotchy or blurred)

C – colour variation (mottled black, brown, tan, red or blue)

D – diameter of 6mm or more or sudden growth of a mole (size of an eraser at the back of a pencil)

E – elevation, evolutionary changes, or a mole that has enlarged

F – family history is important to consider because melanoma is not always sun related, but may be familial or gene linked. Family members of a patient with a malignant melanoma should be examined professionally each year.


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