Female expatriates with international health insurance may want to follow the advice of one skin specialist and take steps to protect themselves from excessive exposure to the sun.
Louise Thomas-Minns, founder of Uandyourskin.co.uk, urged women to ensure they use sun factor protection on a daily basis.
"You're looking for a product that gives you an environmental protection factor every day – as we're exposed to the elements 365 days a year – especially ultraviolet," she stated, adding applying a suitable product will make sure the skin is protected from the sun, temperature changes and pollution.
Excessive exposure to these will accelerate aging, Ms Thomas-Minns said, warning failing to protect the skin sufficiently also increases the risk of cancer.
Communications manager for the British Association of Dermatologists Nina Goad recently noted there is a wide range of skincare products on the market, which can make it difficult to offer universal guidance on applying creams and lotions.