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Risks and benefits of sunlight exposure: putting clinical guidance into practice

Risks and benefits of sunlight exposure: putting clinical guidance into practice The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued guidance on the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure earlier this year. Sunlight is needed to maintain vitamin D levels but too much exposure can damage the skin and lead to cancer. Risks of both vitamin D deficiency and skin damage depend on individual factors including age, skin colour and lifestyle, so information on sun exposure can be confusing. Practitioners therefore need to provide patient education that is both individually tailored and consistent. Aesthetic practitioners are well placed to advise patients on their risks and action to take. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Risks and benefits of sunlight exposure: putting clinical guidance into practice

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 5 (5): 6 – Jun 2, 2016

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Publisher
Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2016.5.5.216
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Abstract

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued guidance on the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure earlier this year. Sunlight is needed to maintain vitamin D levels but too much exposure can damage the skin and lead to cancer. Risks of both vitamin D deficiency and skin damage depend on individual factors including age, skin colour and lifestyle, so information on sun exposure can be confusing. Practitioners therefore need to provide patient education that is both individually tailored and consistent. Aesthetic practitioners are well placed to advise patients on their risks and action to take.

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Jun 2, 2016

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