Sunburn is a form of radiation burn, affecting living tissue such as the skin. Symptoms include red, hot and sometimes swollen skin depending on the severity of the sunburn.

The sun emits three types of radiation. UVA is what causes ageing and mostly effects the superficial epidermal layers. It is these rays that are present sunrise to sunset year round – and it even penetrates glass. UVA cause the rough leathery skin texture as well as deep lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres. UVB is the burning ray. It is strongest between 10 am – 4 pm, causes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and is also linked to melanoma. The last is UVC which is mostly shut out by the ozone layer.

So how do we protect ourselves and slow down ageing??? Sunblock, reapplied every 2 hours when out and about as well as protective clothing. To help with skin that is showing signs of sun damage, and also for prevention, there are a few key ingredients that you should look out for;

Topical Multi – Vitamins

We like to think of Multi B as damage control. This is the vitamin that keeps your skin ‘turbo – boosted’. B3 in particular has niacinamide, that is known to diminish pigmentation and dark spots as well as stimulate the production of collagen fibres.

Vitamin A

Our hero product!! Without it, you would go blind and be unable to fight off infection. Topical Vitamin A has been scientifically proven to treat wrinkles, skin texture and hyper pigmentation.

sunburnVitamin C

Vitamin C is responsible for the production of collagen and elastin, while also strengthening capillary walls. It is also a powerful antioxidant and helps fight off ageing.

The skin is your largest organ, and you only get one.  Look after it and it will look it’s best for years to come. Our advice. If you want a tan, fake it – don’t bake it! As well as all of this, regular treatments with your Dermal Clinician will aid to reverse and slow down the visible signs of ageing. At the Skin Clinic Clovelly, we have proven cosmeceutical skin care with active ingredients that have visible results for all of our clients needs