Winter is Here… Let’s Talk Sun Damage

Winter is here but, despite UVB rays decreasing, we’re still at risk from UVA rays: one of the major causes of premature skin ageing.

In a 2013 study of 298 women, half sun-worshippers and half sun-shy, a staggering 80 percent of skin ageing was found to be caused by UV rays.*

The sun will, of course, affect people in varying ways depending on the amount of melanin that they have in their skin and the study found that facial sagging was more likely caused by gravity.

How can we protect our skin? The use of a safe, high quality SPF is important to prevent further cell damage. The products that I use for my Facial Enhancement Acupuncture and Micro Needle Therapy treatment are from the Medik8 range. The moisturiser contains SPF 30.

Remember to also keep hydrated, it’s one of the most important things you can do for your skin. To help boost this, I recommend the Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Serum at my clinic.

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture can be used to target the fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and improve your complexion. And the good news is that it can also help lift the face too, so even gravity gets a run for its money!


Paul Adkins Lic.Ac., BA(Hons), FEA, MBAcC, MCAUK

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