The Cut : The Cut - Autumn 2017
GOLF & LEISURE 135 BEST OF THE BLOCKS Oasis Sun SPF 30+ Suitable for everyone, this New Zealand-made sunblock can be used on both face and body and is packed with natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E to help protect and moisturise your skin. It has broad spectrum protection along with a non-greasy finish and includes non-nano zinc oxide in its formula. Cosmedix peptide-rich SPF 50 A hydrating sunscreen that comes loaded with nutrients for more extreme conditions: at the beach, swimming, sports, boating. It doesn’t wash or sweat off as easily as a mineral sunscreen and is backed by excellent research. Cosmedix Reflect SPF 30 This is a light, spray-on mineral sunscreen with titanium dioxide and a shot of the super antioxidant superoxide dismutase. Oil-free and easy to apply, it won’t clog pores and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive and oil-prone skin types. protection, the number of deaths from melanoma each year was not falling and the message clearly wasn’t getting through. The doctors who developed MoleMap also recognised that melanomas were not always being picked up in routine skin checks at local doctors because the GPs carrying out these checks did not always have the technology or skills to recognise cancerous moles, particularly at the early stage. And they often didn’t keep a record of anything checked to revisit in subsequent years. So, MoleMap was born and you can now make an appointment to have one at locations all over New Zealand. For golfers, Dr Izzard also suggests keeping an eye on the daily UV index, which will tell you how quickly your skin will suffer damage from ultraviolet light. “If you’re going out on a high UV day you have to be more careful,” he says. “So if you’re going to play a round of golf, perhaps try and hit the course early in the day and be out of there by the time UV is peaking.” This is usually around lunchtime. Ensure, too, that your physical barriers against the sun are of high quality, as in hats, gloves, clothing with a high SPF rating and a proven sunblock. For golfers he recommends sunblock with an element of zinc to reflect UV, as well as long-lasting formulas that can cope with increased activity and, in summertime, sweat. And it’s worth remembering that even when you’re off the course, many office lights contain UVA, so you should ideally be using sunscreen all day, every day, whether inside, outside or at the office.
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