The summer holidays are here and we want you to have the best time possible. Here are a few tips for the summer season.
Exposure to sunlight can lead to sunburn and skin damage. Sunscreen is vital to prevent premature ageing, wrinkles and pigmentation problems. We recommend sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and one which is protective against UVA and UVB rays. It is also best to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, between 11am-3pm. We offer skincare consultations at the clinic and the most advanced SPF protection using ZO Skin Health®.
If you are concerned about any moles or skin lesions it is advisable to book an appointment for an assessment.
When it is hot we sweat more and therefore it is important to drink at least two litres of water a day. In some countries, it is advisable to drink only bottled water.
You can reduce the risk of catching gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) with regular hand washing using soap. To wash your hands thoroughly make sure you do it for 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice!) and ensure you do the back of the hands, in between the fingers and around the wrists. This is especially important before eating.
First aid kit:
Useful things to take with you include paracetamol for adults and children, antihistamine, plasters, antiseptic wipes and insect repellent.
Ensure sure you have investigated which vaccinations are necessary for your holiday destination.
This season can be difficult for people who suffer from excessive sweating in their armpits. We offer botulinum toxin injections at the surgery which can be effective for up to six months.
It is easy to get caught up in the moment when on holiday. Ensuring you have robust contraception is important to prevent unplanned pregnancy. We offer a range of contraceptive options at the surgery including pills, coils and injection. These will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections, however, so use condoms too.