Sun Damage Survey

You gave us feedback on your skin condition and concerns during die January Survey, the graphs below indicate some of the results from the 96 respondents. Thank you for your time to complete this survey and giving us valuable information.

86% of the respondents indicated signs of visible sun damage, this number is very high, but it is not surprising. On some level most people present with various signs of sun damage, this can be identified all over the body, but the most bothersome place is commonly the face (more specifically around the eyes and cheek area), neck and décolleté.

Pigmentation marks (dark spots) and fine lines are the most common concerns, which are both very treatable with a tailored package form the Renewal Institute.

62% of respondents have indicated that they have had treatments for their sun damage, the most common treatment being chemical peels,, followed closely by microdermabrasion and laser treatments.

When treating sun damage, and more importantly preventing it, applying sunscreen is of vital importance! It is thus a good sign that 72% respondents apply a good SPF daily, in the morning and before going out into the sun! It is important to know that your SPF should be applied 20minutes before you go out for the day, and that inside UVA light is just as damaging as external UVB exposure. Make sure you apply your SPF through all seasons, both when being in- and out-doors.

UVA rays, cause Ageing and are emitted from office lights and computer screen. You are exposed to UVB rays when being outside, and these rays cause Burning (redness of the skin, sun damage and potentially skin cancer).

If you are a very active and outdoor orientated individual, it is good to know that you can increase your skin protection with an internal supplement. A brilliant product to use in addition to your topical SPF is Heliocare’s Oral capsules, which contain an exclusive combination of Phytomolecules that together produce antioxidants activity against free-radicals induced by ultraviolet radiation, particularly UVA.

What we really love about these survey results is that only 3.1% of respondents indicated that they are not protecting their skins in any way – this means that 93 respondents either wear sunscreen every day, wear protective clothing, stay out of the sun, or do all of the above to protect their skins! Thank you, your skin will love you for it!

If you have skin concerns and would like to make your skin a priority in 2017, why not contact your closest Renewal Institute branch and set-up an appointment so one of our Doctors can have a look at your skin and create a tailored package to address your needs.

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