3 Steps to Sun Safety:
1. Know your Moles & Marks
It’s time to put the ‘care’ into ‘bodycare’ and really get to know your skin from top to toe. The #BodyCareChecks campaign encourages everyone to take the time when applying lotion, SPF or self-tan to both feel and look at the skin whilst applying to get a sense of what is ‘normal’ for them. If you have any marks or moles, keep tabs on them by taking a photo to see if they are changing in any way. A new or changing irregular mark is one of the first signs of skin cancer, so if you do notice something out of your norm, book an appointment with your GP or dermatologist no matter how small. It’s always better to be safe!
What to look out for:
- NEW marks or growths that don’t look right and don’t go away within a few weeks.
- CHANGING growths that have or are increasing in size, thickness, shape, colour or texture.
- UNUSUAL marks or spots that don’t look the same as your usual ones. For example if they are darker, lighter or a different shape or colour, or are bleeding, itchy or irritating.
2. Always Wear and Regularly Reapply Broad Spectrum SPF
Both UVA and UVB rays (the one’s that do the damage) are present all year round, no matter what the weather looks like. A broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 that protects against both of these harmful rays should be a staple in everyone’s daily routine. If you know you are staying out in direct sunlight for longer exposure, make sure you are reapplying your SPF every 2 hours to stay safe.
3. Limit Sun Exposure
Live the Mediterranean lifestyle and take your mid-day Siesta; the most harmful rays are present during the middle of the day, so make sure that you’re limiting sun exposure during this time and either go inside or take advantage of a more shaded spot. Although we all want that sun-kissed glow, health is more important than a tan so wear your hat and sunglasses and most importantly SPF!
Get the Glow Risk-Free
Not only does tanning in direct sunlight put you at higher risk of developing skin cancer, it can also cause premature photo-ageing. Stay safe and young by opting for a self-tanner instead. With all of their products formulated to be good to the skin, Vita Liberata are the glow-to brand for sunless tanning alternatives from light to dark, and instant to gradual to help you achieve your aspired glow safely and easily. All of their products are completely odourless, fast-drying and hydrating for a natural looking tan and most importantly, healthy skin.