Skin Sun Protection

This summer if you are heading to any destinations where there will be long hours of sunshine and high temperatures, it is vital to take adequate care of your skin and protect it from sun damage.

While the sun’s rays can be beneficial to your health – it contains Vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and teeth – overexposure to the UV rays contained in sunlight can harm your skin, leading to sunburn, premature ageing, sun spots and even skin cancer.

Available at Cosmetic Doctor, the Heliocare Advanced UV Protection Product Range in SPF 50 and SPF 30 is clinically proven to act as a barrier to damaging UV rays and help prevent photo-ageing.

Understanding UV radiation

There are three types of UV radiation that is emitted from the sun: UVA, UVB and UVC.

UVC radiation contains very short wavelengths meaning it is unable to break through the earth’s atmosphere.

However UVB and UVA are made up of longer wavelengths and easily make it through the ozone layer to reach earth.

UVB affects the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) where it can cause short term effects such as sunburn, but repeated exposure to UVB light can cause long term damage to your DNA.

UVA penetrates deeper into the middle layer of skin (dermis) and has been linked to premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, and DNA damage.

UVA and UVB can damage the integral structure of you DNA strands by deleting, duplicating or attaching molecules onto other DNA strands. Any of these instances could cause cancer to develop.

Prevent skin damage with Heliocare

The Heliocare Advanced UV Protection Product Range contains ‘fernblock, which is an extract from type of fern found in Central America, known as the polypodium leucotomos.

Originally a water-based plant, it evolved to exist on land by developing its own protective mechanisms against UV radiation, a technique which has been harnessed and incorporated into modern variations of sunscreen, such as the Heliocare range.

The Heliocare range at Cosmetic Doctor includes Heliocare Advanced SPF50 Gel, Heliocare Ultra SPF50+ Gel, Heliocare Ultra (suitable for those with photosensitivity), Heliocare Advanced SPF50 Cream, Heliocare Silk Gel SPF 30 Sunscreen and Heliocare Compact SPF 50 Light (tinted foundation).
The entire Heliocare sunscreen range can be used daily and provides protection against UVA and UVB rays.

To find out more about the Heliocare Advanced UV Protection Range, please call 01 685 3100.