Category - Health and Beauty

Taking care of your health and beauty is even more important when on holiday. Discover insider tips on maintaining your holiday healthy and beauty, from the best sun creams on the market to the best cure for mosquito bites – Purple Travel

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Cream of the Crops

Cream of the Crops

The latest self sun creams tried and tested

Pairing together the words ‘sun’ and ‘cream’ can arouse a minefield of beauty faux pas, from patchy, streaky tan lines to oily, sandy gloop-covered skin to that lingering potent scent that’s reminiscent only of nappy creams and Sudocrem.

And up until a few years ago, choosing a good sunscreen just meant looking for the correct SPF (sun protection factor), which rates how well the sunscreen protects against UVB’s – one type of cancer-causing UV ray.  However, newer research shows that ultraviolet A rays can also increase skin cancer risks, despite not causing sunburn. They penetrate deeply into the skin, causing wrinkles and damaging skin below its surface.  The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that up to 90 per cent of skin changes associated with aging are caused by a lifetime’s exposure to UVA rays. Read More

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