Mirror mirror on the wall, what is the biggest skin myth of them all?

So-called ‘Acne-Rosacea’ that’s what!

For those of you who aren’t aware, Acne-Rosacea is essentially the Loch Ness Monster of skin; never proven to exist, never even seen by the human eye, and yet believed in by so many that you could be rewarded with all the riches in Scotland just for finding it…well maybe that last part doesn’t apply to acne-rosacea, but there have been so many people who have thrown their money at ‘cures’ and ‘treatments’ for it, that it would add up to quite a fortune.

Not the Loch Ness Monster

Couldn’t find a photo of the Loch Ness Monster, so here’s the next best thing

So this #TopTipTuesday, we can definitively say, without any shadow of a doubt, that there is no such thing, it is a complete and utter fairy tale. The trouble is, those who believe in it don’t often get a happy ending…

But where did this myth come from? And why do so many people believe in it?

Well, historically the term was first used when describing type II rosacea, otherwise known as Papulopustular Rosacea, a subtype of the condition where the sufferer develops spots or pustules on their skin following a period of flushing or concurrent flushing. The fact that these spots can look a lot like acne is what coined the term acne-rosacea, implying that the two conditions were linked.

Despite the fact that it has been medically proven for some time that there is no connection between type II rosacea and acne, this term continues to crop up, both in out-dated medical literature and misinformed reports to this day, reinforcing the public perception of this imaginary condition, and keeping this skin myth alive. This has led to any sufferers with type II rosacea to self-diagnose themselves with ‘acne-rosacea’, or just plain acne, causing them to seek treatment in all the wrong places.

Old medical books

Ye Olde Medicale Book on the Moste Dreadful Acne-Rosacea

While acne and rosacea do share some common symptoms, we must remember that these are different conditions and as such require different treatments – otherwise, you won’t see the results you expect, at best leaving you disappointed, at worst exacerbating your symptoms even further.

Of course, there are those who can develop more than one sub-type of rosacea, or suffer from other skin conditions like acne at the same time, making it difficult to know what treatment is best for your skin (our Top Tip for this Tuesday though, is that blackheads only occur in acne, so if your symptoms only involve reddening and pustules, it’s likely to be rosacea, whereas if you have blackheads as well, it could be a combination of the two). However, if you’re having trouble figuring out what’s going on with your skin, or aren’t seeing the results you want from the treatment you’re using, we recommend you pay a visit to your GP, to get yourself properly diagnosed and make sure you’re using the right products for your skin.

Once you know what you’re up against, you can start making informed decisions about what’s right for you, and get yourself on the right track to achieving clear skin.

The Right Track

This way to clear skin…

Acne TripleLock® and Rosacea TripleLock® are clinically proven skin solutions, and unlike cosmetic brands, they are medically licensed in the treatment of acne and rosacea, with thousands of successful users across the UK and Europe.

The products were created through decades of experience, in collaboration with top dermatologists from all around Europe. Professor Tony Chu, President of the Acne and Rosacea Association UK (ARA UK) endorses and prescribes the products for his patients – you can be certain you’re in the right hands.

To learn more about the Acne TripleLock® range, click here, to learn about the Rosacea TripleLock® range, click here.

SkinMed® has a variety of product ranges to treat many skin conditions, suitable for almost all skin types.

Need help deciding what to buy? Take advantage of our trained skin specialists, they know skin inside and out as well as our extensive product ranges – that makes them the best people to ask when it seeking advice.

There’s no such thing as a silly question, we’ve heard it all! Contact us using the details below:

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Rosacea Causes and Triggers – And Knowing the Difference!

It may sound very obvious, the difference between the causes and the symptoms of a condition, but when it comes to rosacea, you may find that there’s a fair amount of confusion. Rosacea is very misunderstood condition, with continuous research into where it comes from and how to prevent and treat it. But still, the rumour mill keeps turning, and skin myths become widely believed as fact. For example, there is still a nasty stereotype that sufferers of rosacea are often heavy drinkers, implying that drinking too much will give you rosacea – something that is completely false! So, that’s why this #TopTipTuesday we’re here to set the record straight.

Red Wine

We probably wouldn’t advise having this much all to yourself though – sharing is caring after all!

Causes:

One of the main reasons for all this misunderstanding is that the causes of rosacea are still widely unknown, although there are several theories as to where the condition comes from, and why it manifests:

– Abnormalities in blood vessels, although no one is quite sure what these abnormalities would involve or how they would occur

– Skin Peptides; recent studies have shown that the exposure to certain external triggers can lead to the activation of molecules within the skin called peptides. Increased levels of these peptides can affect the neurovascular system within the skin causing the dilation of blood vessels, redness, and blushing.

– Microscopic mites; now I know that sounds disgusting, and the idea of having a population of mites living all over your face is not the most pleasant of thoughts, but these mites are perfectly normal and live on just about everybody’s skin. It has been noticed, however, that those who suffer from rosacea have a higher level of these mites on their skin, although we’re not yet sure whether these are a cause or an effect of the condition – see what I mean about the two being confusing?

– Heliobacter Pylori Bacteria, which are usually found in the digestive system, have also been suggested as a possible cause of rosacea, although no link between the two has been proven.

– Genetics seem to be a fairly safe bet in terms of rosacea susceptibility, meaning that some people have a predisposition and therefore are more genetically prone to developing rosacea. However, anyone who suffers from rosacea should ensure that any children they have should wear sunscreen during their childhood as often as possible, as exposure to UV light is one of the most common rosacea triggers. If the condition is inherited, this protection in early years can have a huge impact how severe their rosacea symptoms are in later life.

UV rays

Trust us, they’ll thank you later!

Whatever the cause of rosacea, one thing we can say for sure is that it is a condition that you either have, or you don’t. It can develop at any time. There is nothing you can do to contract or get rid of rosacea, and there is no cure, although it can be managed long-term. I know that sounds gloomy, but the point I am trying to make is that rosacea does not occur because of bad habits, or because of you having behaviours that caused you to bring the condition upon yourself – mostly it’s just the luck of the draw.

Triggers:

This is the part where people get their causes and triggers mixed up. Because sufferers with rosacea will have periods where their symptoms are not so bad, or sometimes almost non-existent, when the symptoms return, the cause of the flare-up is often thought to be giving the sufferer rosacea, or causing the condition to return. These triggers include, but are not exclusive to; UV light, stress, hot or cold weather, strong winds, strenuous exercise, alcohol, hot baths, spicy foods, hot drinks, humidity, menopause, dairy products, other medical conditions and certain medicines. This is quite an extensive list, I know, but it goes to show that understanding what can trigger a flare-up can go a long way to managing your rosacea long-term; wearing sunscreen for rosacea-prone skin, changing your routine at the gym, or avoiding certain foods can help make your skin calmer and more comfortable.

Bath

But then who doesn’t love a long hot bath?

While these triggers can exacerbate symptoms of existing rosacea, they do not in themselves cause the condition, and exposing yourself to these things will not give you rosacea (i’m talking about you, alcohol!) these are simply factors that can cause chemical reactions in your body that can exacerbate your symptoms. The trouble is, people who don’t have the condition see the correlation between the triggers and the symptoms and put two and two together – the only trouble is, they often add them up to five.

The important thing to remember is that avoiding these triggers will not get rid of your rosacea; you’ll need a specially formulated, medically licensed range of products to provide you with a skin routine that will help to target the underlying causes, as well as the symptoms, to manage it properly.

We at SkinMed® recommend our Rosacea TripleLock® range, as it is clinically proven, medically tested and has incredible 75% success rates, even amongst difficult to treat patients. We even have a 100% money back guarantee on our products, because we appreciate how important it is for you to know that we understand what you’re going through and that we are here to guide you through your journey to achieving clear, smooth, beautiful skin.

To learn more about the Rosacea TripleLock® range, click here

SkinMed® has a variety of product ranges to treat many skin conditions, suitable for almost all skin types.

Need help deciding what to buy? Take advantage of our trained skin specialists, they know skin inside and out as well as our extensive product ranges – that makes them the best people to ask when seeking advice.

There’s no such thing as a silly question, we’ve heard it all! Contact us using the details below:

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Bizarre Acne Remedies the Need to Stay in the Kitchen

As children, I’m sure we were all taught to keep our food in our mouths and off our faces, and (while I may still struggle when it comes to chocolate fudge cake) it’s probably safe to say that we’ve all mastered this little life skill.

So why is it that whenever you go online to seek cheap and easy life hacks for keeping your skin clear, everyone seems to be telling you to just grab the contents of your kitchen cupboard, and smear it all over your face?

This #TopTipTuesday we’ve decided that enough is enough. We’ve compiled a list of the weirdest home remedies we’ve seen this week on the net, as well as why you need to keep them out of the bathroom, and back in the kitchen cupboard where they belong.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar; apparently if you cover your face with vinegar, the acids will eat away at your acne spots. Honestly? I’d rather save it for my fish and chips!

2. Smearing your face with Honey and Cinnamon; this is supposedly because of their anti-oxidant properties. While anti-oxidants are good for the treatment of acne, what these remedy websites fail to mention is that honey and cinnamon contain the wrong anti-oxidants to do the job.

Honey

Save it for your porridge…

3. Tea-tree oil; this is something we see a lot, and often something you’ll find in cosmetic brands’ face washes and spot treatments. This is because tea-tree oil does have anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that using it will result in temporary, short-term relief from angry spots, but for a long-term solution, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

4. Green Tea; again, this is due to it’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking green tea is very good for you, and makes a healthy alternative to caffeine-rich drinks, which can affect stress and hydration levels, however, it’s still just tea, not a miraculous magic potion, and won’t get rid of acne all by itself.

5. Witch Hazel; when used correctly, witch hazel can work wonders for your skin, calming acne, as well as other skin conditions like rosacea. However, many of the sources we’ve looked at seem to be suggesting you literally just need to rub some shrubbery on your face to achieve spectacular results, whereas in reality, you’re going to need somethig more refined to see results.

Green Tea

Not a magic potion, just a refreshing beverage

6. Fish Oil; this usually is recommended to be taken orally, in the form of a supplement, and thankfully not a smearing-it-on-your-face job. This is for the omega-3 fatty acids that oily fish contains, which have a variety of benefits, helping to improve your complexion, however, as yet the jury is still out on what dosage of fatty acids you will need to positively affect your skin. In short, it’s a great thing to have in your diet, but not a cure-all by itself.

7. Exfoliating regularly; okay, so this one isn’t food related, but I wanted to include this one because it’s so commonly believed. Check out our previous #TopTipTuesday article, Does having acne mean you don’t wash enough? (LINK) to find out exactly how exfoliating can affect your skin, and how often you should really do it.

Tomatoes

Half an hour covered in tomato juice? No thanks!

So, these home remedies may not sound all that bizarre, but these were the ones we could actually find some sort of reasoning behind – even if that reasoning is mostly misinformed. Lots of the resources we found seemed to have been written by people who have just looked through their kitchen cupboards and thought, ‘yeah, that sounds plausible…’

These included, but were not exclusive to, lemon juice, lavender, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, aspirin, castor oil, orange peels, banana peels, basil, strawberries, garlic, nutmeg, cloves, egg whites, mint, salt and even mushed up cabbage! All of them seemed to involve squishing together one or more of these seemingly random foods and then leaving them on your face, sometimes for hours at a time – not quite how I envision spending my weekend.

At the end of the day, many of the beneficial chemicals used in acne treatments that actually work do originally come from natural ingredients, just like anaesthesia uses chemicals that originally came from willow bark. But if you had to choose between the refined chemicals in an anaesthetic injection, or chewing on a hunk of bark before going into surgery, chances are you’d go for the less rustic option. It’s exactly the same with your skin.

Lavender

The bees probably need it more than you do

So leave the food where it belongs, in the kitchen and off your face, and opt instead for a medically licenced acne treatment, clinically proven to actually deliver results and clear your acne, such as SkinMed®’s Acne TripleLock® range.

Our products were created through decades of experience, in collaboration with top dermatologists from all around Europe. Professor Tony Chu, President of the Acne and Rosacea Association UK (ARA UK) endorses and prescribes the products for his patients – you can be certain you’re in the right hands.

To learn more about the Acne TripleLock® range, click here – LINK

SkinMed® has a variety of product ranges to treat many skin conditions, suitable for almost all skin types.

Need help deciding what to buy? Take advantage of our trained skin specialists, they know skin inside and out as well as our extensive product ranges – that makes them the best people to ask when it seeking advice.

There’s no such thing as a silly question, we’ve heard it all! Contact us using the details below:

Contact us!

Call: 0333 247 2474 Email: info@skinmed.co.uk – Online chat: www.theskinmedshop.com

#TopTipTuesday – Sunscreen Myths

Most of the UK has been spoilt for sunshine lately, and summer seems to be just around  the corner, so now it’s more important than ever to take care of your skin. The only trouble is there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there about different sunscreens and what effect the sun can have on your skin; some say it’s healthy, some say it should be avoided at all costs, some say use a high SPF cream, some say SPF doesn’t matter…it can all be very confusing!

So this #TopTipTuesday, we’re going to be getting to the bottom of these sunny skin myths, so all you need to worry about for your holiday is what swimsuit to pack!

How does sunscreen work?

Sunscreens utilise a mixture of organic compounds, which reflect UV rays, the way white paint reflects light, and inorganic compounds, which absorb UV radiation through their chemical bonds, causing a chemical reaction which results in the components of the sunscreen breaking down and giving off heat. Working together, these two types of compounds protect your skin from the sun’s rays.

Sun's UV rays

What effects does sunlight have on your skin?

The part of the light spectrum that has an effect on your skin, and that sunscreen protects you from, is Ultra Violet, or UV. This is composed of three different types; UVaUVb and UVc.

UVa doesn’t have any effect on sunburn, but instead, it penetrates deep into the skin, causing premature wrinkling, pigmentation and age spots, as well as a heightened risk of contracting various forms of skin cancers.

UVb is the wavelength that causes sun-burn – think B for Burning! It can also cause several types of skin cancer.

UVc is thought to be the most harmful of all the forms of UV light, but fortunately, it is entirely blocked by our atmosphere and never reaches the earth’s surface – phew!

But sunlight is also beneficial; exposure to UV light causes the body to produce Vitamin D, which helps us to build and maintain strong bones. How long it takes for the body to produce Vitamin D differs from person to person, depending on a variety of factors including skin tone, however it generally only takes a short time in the British summer sun to produce a healthy level. This means that you don’t have to spend hours sunbathing in order to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, and won’t have to risk burning or over-exposure to UVb.

SPF chart

What SPF rating should I use?

Again, this differs depending on the individual; however, most organisations recommend an SPF between 15 and 50. Remember, SPF is the rating that refers to UVb protection that stops you from burning, so you should make sure you invest in a product that also protects you from UVa.

The SPF number refers to how many times longer you can stay out in the sun before you burn, for example, if it takes 15 minutes for your skin to go red without sunscreen, using SPF 15 will lengthen that time to 3 hours and 45 minutes. This is why it is vitally important to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day.

Another thing to bear in mind is that no sunscreen can block 100% of UVb rays, although many of them come very close; SPF 15 blocks around 93% of UVb, SPF 30 around 97% and SPF 50 around 98%.

Lobster

What if I burn, even with sunscreen?

We’ve talked a lot about the effect the sun can have on your skin, but what a lot of people don’t think about is the effect that sunscreen can have as well; many people with sensitive skin can actually react to the chemical sun filters in sunscreen which can lead to redness and irritation, as well as exacerbating symptoms of pre-existing conditions like acne or rosacea.

However, the conclusion that many people come to is to assume that it’s just sunburn and their sunscreen must not be working, resulting in a vicious cycle, with them applying more of the product that is irritating their skin, making them redder and more inflamed than before.

At SkinMed® we recommend using a sunscreen that is non-comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores, to reduce irritation and help to keep your skin clear, while still keeping you protected from the sun.

Sunwards® from SkinMed® is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a sunscreen that will keep these pores clear and their skin free from irritation, and our Rosacure® Intensive Cream with SPF 30 also contains active ingredients to hydrate your skin, and improve your tolerance to rosacea triggers.

So there you have it; everything you need to know about staying safe in the sun, in a nutshell. There may be benefits to spending time in the sun, but there are also dangers, and it’s so important for everyone to know how to stay safe, especially if you have sensitive skin.

SkinMed® has a variety of sunscreens designed to be suitable for many skin conditions, as well as those with sensitive skin.

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Here’s Exactly What Salicylic Acid Does to Your Skin

Salicylic acid is one of the most popular treatments for acne sufferers, who find themselves reaching for a product containing the magic ingredient as soon as a spot appears. For acne treatment, we recommend our Aknicare® range which has a superb antibacterial action without using antibiotics. It stops new spots forming and has a spot reducing & calming action.Aknicare® reduces oil by an average of 53%. Aknicare® Lotion,Aknicare® Cream, Aknicare® Skin Roller and Aknicare® Chest and Back all contain salicylic acid. But what exactly makes salicylic acid so special, what does it do and what type of acne does it work best for?

· Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid

According to experts, as salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid, this structure allows salicylic acid to be more oil soluble which means it can penetrate into the pores of the skin. This makes it makes it great at unclogging pores and attacking pimples.

· It works by attacking your skin’s “glue.”

Experts explain how once the salicylic acid has penetrated the skin, the acid part of the molecule can dissolve some of the intercellular ‘glue’ that holds skin cells together, whereas, alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid) just exfoliate your skin when they touch the surface.

· It’s a powerful exfoliator

Salicylic acid is chemical exfoliator, making it much more powerful at sloughing off dead skin than a granular scrub would be, as it uses chemicals to break cells that have bound together to cause spots. Experts explain how salicylic acid also loosens and breaks apart desmosomes (attachments between cells in the outer layer of skin). It’s this ‘desmolytic’ action that encourages exfoliation of skin and unclogging of pores and dissolving blackheads.

· It can even give your skin cells a deep cleaning
Salicylic acid can penetrate oily skin and clogged pores as it is lipophilic, giving your skin a deep clean. Salicylic acid can also help to reduce acne as it can reduce sebum secretion. Finally, salicylic acid is an anti-inflammatory, which can help inflamed acne.Aknicare® Lotion dramatically reduces oil production, skin thickening and controls bacteria and inflammation, ensuring spots just don’t happen. Aknicare® Cream supportsAknicare® Lotion in changing the skin from within to cure acne and stop spots. For best results use Aknicare® Cream withAknicare® Lotion to ensure skin hydration.

· Salicylic acid works best on blackheads and whiteheads, not so much on cystic acne
According to experts, there are three factors that contribute to acne: An abnormal sloughing off of skin cells, excessive oiliness, and the action of P. acnes bacteria.

Salicylic acid works best on blackheads and whiteheads as it dissolves the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne. Salicylic acid can directly dissolve the keratin plugs and regulate the skin cells. The Aknicare® Skin Roller provides fast relief in reducing existing spots. It also reduces inflammation in two ways and reduces bacterial levels without breeding superbugs.

Due to its antibacterial activity, salicylic acid also has some effectiveness against cystic acne. Be careful as salicylic acid can irritate and dry your skin if your skin is sensitive or if overused.

For body acne, we recommend using Aknicare® Chest and Back, an easy to use pump, which works upside down or right way up and the spray does not need rubbing in and will absorb over a few seconds and has been created to treat acne, spots and oily skin on your chest and back. Evidence & Success Stories available for our whole Aknicare®range.

We also recommend Enerpeel® SA, a chemical peel for treating acne and oily skin, part of our clinic only range. Enerpeel® SA delivers lipophilic 30% salicylic acid with 0.5% MSM but also the key active Tebiskin®  OSK /Aknicare® ingredients to provide a fantastic clinical treatment for comedogenic and inflammatory acne.

New patented carrier technology means we can insert skin condition treatment ingredients in with the Enerpeel® peeling agents which would usually be destroyed if incorporated into a normal acid peeling solution with active acids in. So we can introduce spot busting, antibacterials, anti-inflammation, ageing ingredients inside the Enerpeel® SA solution, to boost the home care cream activity.

We recommend using Tebiskin® OSK alongside Enerpeel® SA. Tebiskin® OSK targets acne with prescription strength Aknicare ingredients plus extra inflammatory to use with clinical acne treatments for difficult acne and oily skin.

Call us on 0333 247 2474 to find your nearest clinic providing this service and Tebiskin® products.

Reverse the Signs of Ageing with One of Our Most Powerful Anti-Ageing Solutions Yet…

You may have heard of “free-radicals”, they’re being talked about a lot recently in the aesthetics industry and for good reason. There is a theory called the Free-Radical Theory of Ageing (FRTA) that states that organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time. These are produced in the skin from bodily functions and sun exposure as well as from high levels of toxic fumes in big cities, so we are exposed to them every day.

However, there is a free radical called superoxide which cannot be neutralised by antioxidants, which is why we have an enzyme in our skin known as SOD (superoxide dismutase) which changes the superoxide radical making it susceptible to antioxidants like vitamin C. As we age our SOD skin levels reduce and so we are more vulnerable to superoxide damage.

The revolutionary Synchrovit C has just been welcomed with open arms to our online range and is now available for you to buy. This powerful combination of the most powerful form of vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) and superoxide dismutase enables you to target 100% of the free radicals, providing a highly effective anti-ageing solution that improves elasticity and firmness, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone and brightness and reduces dark marks giving your face a fantastic boost over the summer months. These two delicate ingredients have significantly reduced activity when placed in a cream or solution and so we keep them in a vacuum sealed capsule in the lid of the bottles and they are only released into the solution when a bottle is opened. The serum in each bottle only contains zinc, another powerful antioxidant but importantly zinc trebles the activity of l-ascorbic acid and zinc is needed for SOD to work.

With Synchrovit C, you receive a pack of 6 bottles containing the serum with a powder which is held within the cap. The serum is activated by tightening the cap which opens the capsule and drops the powder into the serum combining the three ingredients needed to activate the unique anti-ageing system. Each bottle, when activated, lasts 7-14 days (usage dependent, but remains active for at least two weeks) , giving you around 4 to 8 weeks of treatment, leaving your skin highly rejuvenated and feeling fresher than ever. So when you finish one bottle you activate the next ensuring your skin receives fresh active vitamin c and SOD.

It’s currently at a fantastic price of just £39.95, the regular RRP is £144 so now’s the time to take advantage of this offer, click here to buy.

Why is Body Skin Different from Face Skin?

In order to carry out good skin care, you need to obtain detailed knowledge of the skin structure and its various features on the different body parts, especially between the face and the rest of the body.

The skin on the face requires different treatment to the skin on the rest of the body as it varies in thickness and oiliness so it’s important that you carry out the correct skin care routine for your skin type whether it’s dry, normal or oily.

Body Skin versus Facial Skin: The Differences

1. Presence of Hair

Despite hair follicles found on the face appearing to be thin and fine, they are normally of very high density in both males and females. The hair density varies from body part to body part, the hair at the back of the body and the feet have relatively less density of hair as compared to the head region where there is quite a lot. When the hair follicles on the face become blocked, this can contribute to the development of acne. We recommend Aknicare® Cleanser to keep pores unblocked and reduce skin thickening. Aknicare® Cleanser exfoliates and reduces bacterial levels, deeply cleaning the skin, removing debris and surface oil and unblocking pores.

2. Oiliness

The oil glands present in the face help protect it from bacterial infection as they possess anti-bacterial attributes. These oil glands are also responsible for lubricating the face, the presence of these oil glands in the face is what makes the face oilier than the rest of the body. This explains why products and treatments designed for the body are too oily for the face and why it is not advisable to wash your face too often.

3. Thickness

The skin on the body is thicker than the skin on the face, this is mainly because the skin on the body protects many muscles and organs whereas the skin on the face does not. This is why lotions for the face are applied differently to those for other body parts. However, the eyelids are even thinner and therefore require an even different unique eye cream from the rest of the face. On the other hand, the skin found below the feet area is normally thick due to the body weight it carries around.

4. Sunscreens for Face

As we always recommend wearing sunscreen on your face every day, when choosing a sunscreen for the face it’s important you get it right. You need to choose a sunscreen that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It is also important that your sunscreen is resistant to moisture and sweat to protect your skin however re-application throughout the day is vital. If you have very sensitive skin, we recommend using a sunscreen which utilises organic based sun filters instead of chemical sun filters which are less irritating to the skin. We recommend Rosacure® Intensive which has hydrating ingredients and UVA and UVB SPF 30 control specially formulated so that the SPFs do not irritate sensitive skin as many sunscreens can do.

Despite the differences between the facial skin and the body skin, SkinMed advises taking proper care of both every day, ensuring that you consider the type of ingredients that are in the products are suitable for your skin before you make a purchase. SkinMed offers a range of face and body creams to treat acne, oily skin, rosacea, pigmentation, sensitive skin, scars and stretch marks, dry skin and wrinkles and fine lines. Call 0333 247 2474 to find out more or click here to shop online.