IT is never too early to start protecting your skin, that was the key message given by Hale-based skin expert Dr Sarah Norman to the girls in Year Nine at Manchester High School for Girls recently.

“As a former pupil of MHSG, I was delighted to be invited to educate the girls on matters of skin health and skin protection,” said Sarah, who consults at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle and her own BrightNewMe clinic in Altrincham.

A substantial part of Sarah’s talk focused on the need to wear sun protection, in all weather conditions.

“Exposure to the sun is the biggest cause of ageing of the skin, and over-exposure can also lead to cancers of the skin. I advised the girls to wear sun protection all year round, as sun damage can occur even on cloudy, wintery days.”