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Save Your Skin with La Roche-Posay

One of the perks of being a blogger is attending awesome events like this one we went to yesterday 🙂 with La Roche-Posay & British Association of Dermatologists
It was right by London Bridge in a stunning little Park called Potters Fields

Greeted by the awesome La Roche-Posay team I was taken into the tent where there was a Wood’s Lamp for me to get a skin analysed. I got the chance to see what my skin looked like when ultraviolet light is shone on to it making subtle skin changes more obvious.
This then revealed the levels of sun damage beneath the visible surface of the skin.

I can’t even lie – I was so nervous but it was a lot of fun lol
I was told my skin was very healthy & I had no sun damage at all – I was actually really shocked for someone who has been on holiday every year from the age of two. I believe its because of great practise from my parents that my skin is the way it is. 
Being a good role model plays a big part – Start young, as you all know children tend to do as you do not do as you say.
I was told that I was giving off a purple tint as you can see in the photo – This means my skin is very dehydrated – I can say I am not surprised at all with that – My skin is known for getting dry so quickly & I don’t help the situation, I don’t drink enough water. I must really kick my butt into gear and start drinking more!!

Lets get down to the nitty gritty for all you sun lovers out there.
No ones is saying “OI YOU STAY AWAY FROM THE SUN” they just want people to be a lot more cautious when out in the sun. Be aware of what’s going on around you & the damages you could be causing in the long run

Heres some ‘scary’ examples of what could happen to you! These are all models who had half their faces professionally made up to illustrate the damage caused by skin cancer and excessive sun exposure, whilst the other half were left natural to demonstrate the benefits of good sun protection.

This is what could happen after excessive sun exposure – There is no telling how long it could take for this to happen but its better to be safe then sorry!

This young man has skin cancer and you can see the obvious damage caused by this illness

Last but not least this young lady had skin cancer too then had surgey to have it removed, Its left her with a scar. Sad but these are all based on real life cases.
Knowledge is power – Try not to be ignorant to what’s going on around you.

Slip On A Shirt
Protect your skin with clothing, and don’t forget to wear a hat to protect your face, neck and ears and a pair of UV protective sunglasses.

Seek Out Shade
Step out of the sun before your skin has a chance to redden or burn. Keep babies and very young children out of direct sunlight. When the weather is warmer, spend time in the shade between 11am & 3pm when the sun is at its brightest.

Slap On Sunscreen
When choosing a sunscreen look for
– High protection SPF (minimum SPF 30) to protect against UVB rays from the sun, which causes sunburn
– The UVA circle lofo and/or 4 or 5 UVA stars, to protect against UVA rays, which cause skin ageing and sun damage

My La Roche-Posay sun cream pick for Children

Who is this for?
Specially formulated for children’s fragile, sensitive skin. Suitable for the face and body.

What does it do?
Optimal SPF 50+ protection reinforced against UVA rays thanks to a filter system that combines Mexoryl® SX and XL and Senna Alata extract, a natural cell protector.

Apply plenty of 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapply every two hours and straight after swimming and towel drying.

With Sun Awareness Week starting on 6th May 2013, the next events are taking place at the following locations:
Isle of Wight Festival, Hampshire – 13th to 16th June
Latitude Festival, Suffolk – 18th to 21st July
Boardmasters Festival of Music and Surfing, Cornwall – 7th to 11th August

Have a look at what we got up to after the event – here

Lotte xo 
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5 comments

  1. OH my… Some of those pictures were shocking. I always say to myself wear sunscreen even when the sun isn’t shining.

  2. samantha_ripley

    wow shocking images! often the best way to get a message across

  3. Was this the http://www.besunaware.com/ roadshow? I’ve been and would also highly recommend!

  4. I think this is the http://www.besunaware.com/ roadshow. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to protect them-self from the sun.

  5. Was this the http://www.besunaware.com/ roadshow? I’ve been and would also highly recommend!

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