Adequate skin protection can minimise the risk of expatriate health insurance customers requiring anti-aging products later in life.
According to Merle Brown, editor of the 5pm Health and Beauty Blog, using skincare products that contain a sun protection factor (SPF) will help slow the onset of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
"I think that people forget that the sun's UV rays are damaging to the skin in terms of aging," she remarked, adding using an SPF product will both reduce the risk of sunburn and keep skin looking healthy.
Products that contain vitamin C are also beneficial, the expert observed, as the fact that it is "good for the skin" means it is being found in a growing number of skincare products.
Expatriates, especially those living in hot areas, may want to consider purchasing a suncream with a higher SPF, as the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin recently noted SPF15 may not be adequate for some individuals.