Remember to be sensible about your sun exposure!
We need UV-B to make important natural vitamin D, but you should not expose your skin for too long. What most people don’t know is that vitamin D is sensitive to UV-A light, and is destroyed once it has been made active in the skin. So, if you want to stay healthy, you should not reamin in the sunlight for longer than 20 minutes!
Vitamin A is also destroyed by sunlight. Both vitamin A and D are in fact hormones, which work together to make healthy skin.
Vitamin A destruction is the key event in the damage that eventually leads to aged skin.
Vitamin A selectively prevents various chemical events induced by sunlight, including reducing the number of sunburn cells after irradiation, and in this way prevents photo-damage.
Retinyl palmitate exerts a photo-protection action by absorbing UV-B. It doesn’t replace sunscreen ingredients, but the advantage is that vitamin A doesn’t block the formation of vitamin D in the way that conventional sunscreens do.
If the skin is rich in antioxidants, which recycle each other back into activity, then vitamin A levels remain normal.
People who use retinyl palmitate every day not only rejuvenate their skin, but also increase their resistance to photo-damage.
Retriderm Vitamin A skin care provides superior delivery of Vitamin A in a well tolerated serum for superb skin rejuvenation and noticeable results after just one month of use.
We highly recommend and use the Heliocare range of sunscreens in our clinics for complete protection whilst being kind to your skin. Packed with anti-oxidants and the added bonus of the unique FERNBLOCK and BIOSHIELD systems, the Heliocare range offers superior protection and is a favourite amongst dermatologists and top surgeons worldwide.