The latest issue of Woman & Home magazine highlights the need to protect the delicate eye area from the sun after research found that failing to apply SPF properly could increase the risk of skin cancer.
The feature included advice from Dr Ross Perry on skin cancer and moles in an article entitled:
“If you only do one thing, protect your peepers”
Dr Ross Perry told Woman & Home readers:
“…Applying SPF to our eyelids is incredibly important, as the skin around our eyes is up to 10% thinner than anywhere else.”
The delicate nature of the skin puts it at higher risk of issues such as UV damage, which in turn can cause brown spots, premature ageing and even skin cancer.
How To Protect The Eyes From UV Damage
Dr Perry suggested:
“Apply a small amount of SPF< the size of a 10p piece, of at least SPF30.
“Beauty blender sponges are useful for this. SPF needs to be applied every two hours if you’re out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.
“Wear sunglasses with added UV filters and a wide-brimmed hat, and keep hydrated.”
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Dr Ross Perry
Dr Perry is renowned as an expert in removal of moles and other skin lesions. He has removed thousands of moles in his role as Medical Director and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics including the London mole Removal Centre.
His career includes working in the NHS both in skin cancer reconstruction and as a GP, so he is experienced and expert in diagnosing skin lesions and providing the best possible advice/treatment.
Private Mole Checks & Removal
The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma). All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.
Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:
- No waiting lists
- Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
- Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
- Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
- Removed moles tested with report provided
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