Northfields Travel Clinic

Sun Protection


Ideally located next to Northfields Piccadilly line train station and close to London’s Heathrow Airport, our Northfields Travel Clinic provides a range of travel and non-travel related services. We are committed to serving patients with a professional and sincere attitude towards their healthcare needs, offering comprehensive information and guidance about travel health and well-being.

Sun Protection Tips

Proper sun protection is crucial for maintaining your health and preventing serious skin conditions. Whether you’re travelling or enjoying the outdoors locally, it’s essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Key Sun Protection Measures:

– Use Sunscreen: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Reapply every two hours and after swimming or sweating.

– Wear Protective Clothing: Long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses can provide additional protection.

– Seek Shade: Avoid direct sunlight between 10 AM and 4 PM when UV rays are strongest.

– Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, especially in hot weather.

– Check UV Index: Be aware of the daily UV index to take appropriate precautions.

Sunburn Prevention

Excessive sun exposure can lead to sunburn, skin cancer, and other health issues. Follow these tips to prevent sunburn and protect your skin:

– Apply Sunscreen Correctly:Use enough sunscreen to cover all exposed skin. Don’t forget often-missed spots like the ears, back of the neck, and tops of feet.

– Avoid Tanning Beds: They emit harmful UV radiation that increases the risk of skin cancer.

– Be Cautious with Medications:Some medications can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.Consult your healthcare provider for advice.

Importance of Vitamin D

While sun protection is essential, it’s also important to maintain adequate vitamin D levels. Limited sun exposure, a balanced diet, and supplements can help you achieve this without increasing skin cancer risk.

Contact Us

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact us through our website or visit our clinic in Northfields, Ealing. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and we are here to support you every step of the way.