Conquer Sun Damage With Prescribed Skincare

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 30th August 2023

If you’re anything like us, you adore basking in the warm embrace of the sun’s rays, but let’s face it – the sunniest days cast the longest shadows on our skin. That’s where we come in. Treat  Dr Raquel’s Skin and Medical Cosmetics in West Malling as your go-to skin specialists, who are ready to teach you how to tackle sun damage like a professional. Let’s delve into the essential role of sunscreen and the power of prescribed skincare.


Understanding Sun Damage

Like with many things in life, sun exposure can be good for you and your skin in moderation, but overexposure and improper protection can lead to negative long-term effects. Health and well-being rely on sunlight as a way to generate  vitamin D, which prevents disease, promotes good mental health, lowers blood pressure and supports bone health. Sun damage, on the other hand, characterised by  wrinkles,  age spots and uneven skin tone is the aftermath of excessive time spent in the sun over many years. With that said, there are ways to address and reduce these concerns.

Warning! Did you know that 80% of ageing is a direct result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light? Sunscreen is designed to repel  harmful UVA and UVB rays within sunlight. SPF needs to be the foundation of your skincare routine, not only in the summer months but year-round. Think of it as your daily ritual of self-care, protecting your skin from pigmentation, premature ageing and the unwelcome embrace of wrinkles. Every application is a step towards maintaining youthful skin tone and texture.


The Power Of Prescribed Skincare

Prescribed skincare boasts many differences from your typical off-the-shelf selection. These products are developed by leading reputable brands and are armed with strong active ingredients that work to rejuvenate your skin. A higher concentration of active compounds, guided by professional expertise, ensures more intense and visible results. Collagen production is boosted, cell turnover is encouraged and dead skin cells are gently exfoliated away. Skin becomes smoother, more even and radiates vitality.

Personalisation allows you to address specific concerns, whereas high-street brands tend to take a one-size-fits-all approach that rarely offers the results you’re looking for. While over-the-counter options have their merits, the precision and potency of prescribed skincare offers a tailored, science-backed solution for achieving your skin’s absolute potential.

Results from Prescription Skin Care following Sun Damage

Skin Specialist Maja’s Results from Prescription Skincare with a client, treating her Sun Damage at the Dr. Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics Clinic.


We often recommend prescribed skincare to our patients after having assessed their particular skin concerns using a skin analysis device, The Observ. This lets us determine the depth of pigmentation, sensitivity, bacteria load, oilyness and dryness of the skin, and monitor results.

Through dedicated daily use, they experience the gradual fading of age spots, the smoothing of wrinkles and the emergence of a beautifully even skin tone in as little as 3-6 months. The highly effective  results that we see regularly are a true testament to the quality of these advanced products. 

Remember that patience and persistence are key when it comes to prescribed skincare. While instant miracles aren’t guaranteed, regular usage coupled with a tailored maintenance plan can completely reinvigorate your skin. Allow 3 – 6 months for the skin to renew, and see your results. We follow three simple steps:

  1. Prevention
    Ahead of strengthening your skincare routine, remember that prevention is your best ally. Embrace sunscreen with at least 50 spf as a daily habit – your skin will thank you for it.
  2. Prescribed Skincare
    Introducing advanced skincare products and their active ingredients will work hard to restore your skin’s vibrancy, but remember that dedication is key. Investing in yourself, and your skin, can improve your quality of life. So don’t be alarmed to find that medical-grade, prescription skincare does come at a higher cost than your off-the-shelf products. The ingredients, the science behind it, and the results make it worth it. It’s more expensive for a reason!
  3. Renewed Skin
    As weeks turn into months, you’ll enjoy the benefits of your newly renewed skin. Wrinkles diminish, age spots fade and your confidence grows.


Let’s Connect

In the pursuit of radiant skin, the sun is both a friend and a foe. Sunscreen stands as your best form of defence from harmful sun damage, while prescribed skincare aids in skin restoration and vitality.

To start enhancing your skincare routine today, book your consultation here, reach out to us at 01732 525875, or email We’re here to talk through your queries and guide you toward the products that perfectly align with your needs. Alternatively, you can get in touch  here.