Staying at home and following the social distancing recommendations during this difficult time is a great help to our nation in combating the spread of Coronavirus, whilst limiting the pressure it can potentially put on the NHS if things escalate too quickly.
As Spring has sprung and the weather is starting to take a turn for the better, many of us may begin to enjoy our gardens as a way of getting out of the house and getting some well needed fresh air.
Government recommendations say that we can go outside once a day for activities such as walking, running or cycling, as long as we bear in mind the essential social distancing measures and go alone or with immediate household members only.
Spending time outside is good for the soul and our skin does require a certain amount of sun exposure, in order to absorb some of the Vitamin D that the sun’s rays produce. Many of us may take to utilising our own outside spaces at home and enjoy our gardens / terraces / balconies at this crucial time, be it as a much needed pastime, or simply just to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy a nice cup of tea (a very British ritual that always seems to make a crisis seem better).
However, it is important to make sure we continue to look after our skin and apply appropriate sunscreen products in order not to encounter skin concerns that are relative to exposure from the sun. A recommended SPF of 30 or over should be used, dependent on our individual skin type and tone, as damage from the sun can cause conditions such as dry skin and age spots, as well as speeding up the process of ageing.
At Dentelle Aesthetic Skin Solutions we use a variety of skin care products from the AlumierMD range, seeing successful results for our patients.
When you visit AlumierMD’s on-line portal you can use a code (call Clare at our clinic who will give you the code) to enable you to explore their range of SPF products, keeping your skin healthy, moisturised and hydrated.
So, to all you budding gardeners or potential sun worshippers, if spending more time in the garden is going to help see you through the next few months, please don’t forget to protect your skin.