What is SunPatch
The SunPatch delivers UV protection technology in a film application.
The SunPatch is virtually invisible when worn, flexible, easy to apply and remove. The SunPatch forms a comfortable ‘second skin’ with the added benefit of protection to be used all year round.SunPatch is to be used in conjunction with all other recommended sun care procedures. Avoid use on irritated skin. Should any of the following occur: Burning, Itching, Stinging of the skin; early appearance of Redness or Drying or Tightening of the skin – Please seek Medical Advice.
The Skin Epidermis
The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. The thickness of the epidermis varies in different types of skin. It is the thinnest on the eyelids at .05 mm and the thickest on the palms and soles at 1.5 mm.
The dermis also varies in thickness depending on the location of the skin. It is .3 mm on the eyelid and 3.0 mm on the back.
Cause – UV light dilates the tiny veins within the skin so they show up on the surface. Also called spider veins or broken veins.
Cause – Melanomas In the UK, 12,818 people were diagnosed with these in 2010, according to Cancer Research UK. Most skin cancers are strongly linked to intermittent exposure to high-intensity sunlight. Malignant tumours that start life in the pigment-producing melanocyte cells or moles develop when DNA damage to skin cells, caused by UVA/B exposure, leads to genetic mutations that grow into a tumour. So if you have pigmentation/age spots it’s worth having them checked. There is a genetic element to melanoma, so if it runs in your family, be vigilant.
Cause – Exposure to UV light increases the number of enzymes in the skin that break down the collagen fibres that give the skin its structure.