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1 PHARMACY EDUCATION MODULE - SUN CARE Sun Care Advice in Pharmacy Welcome to the Sun Care pharmacy training module from Boston Healthcare Limited. This sun care section will provide you with useful information on skin types, UVA and UVB, how to protect yourself in the sun and other useful tips on this pharmacy only brand Uvistat. It will focus on customers, those people you meet every day. As a pharmacy you are positioned well to take ownership of this key OTC category and give your customers the best in customer care when choosing a sun care product. Remember your customers rely on you for meaningful advice something they cannot gain outside of pharmacy when shopping for OTC brands we want to make you confident to help them and this module will take you there.

2 The role you play As a pharmacist or a pharmacy assistant you have opportunities every day to interface with your customers and provide informed advice and choice the opportunity to make a difference. Not every time will a customer ask for advice they may spend time choosing a product a signal that they are unsure or is it the right product for me your opportunity to intervene. Uvistat Supports UK incorporating Factor50

3 The importance of choosing the right sun care products. SPF? The awareness of skin cancer (malignant melanoma) is on the increase with high profile figures being diagnosed. Every year there are in excess of 11,000 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma in the UK and of those 2,100 will not recover from treatment as the cancerous cells multiply. When melanoma is diagnosed early and treated in most cases it will be cured. In the majority of cases it is down to being unaware of the need for protection from the sun, those who seek a dark tan and through lack of education ignore the risks of not using the correct SPF (or no protection at all). Pharmacy is placed as being the advice centre on sun care protection and a space that you can own. Protection Low Medium High Very high SPF SPF 6 and 10 SPF 15, 20 and 25 SPF 30 and 50 SPF50+

4 Now your role. What are the main causes? The risk factors of getting malignant melanoma or skin cancer are: Customers trust the advice of pharmacy and your knowledge of symptoms and problems they may have. There is some confusion still around about what is an SPF, what are Star ratings what is best for the family, what if I get a heat rash (PLE) etc. From the simple to the more extreme pharmacy can and should provide the best informed advice. Over exposure to the sun Lack of UVA and UVB protection Previous skin cancer Previous radiotherapy treatment Genetic Clearly using the correct protection with the right choice of SPF and sun cream will significantly reduce the risk.

5 The facts. Most of us will enjoy the sun when it arrives. You feel good; you have got over the winter blues and ready to shed that outer clothing. But too much sun exposure can lead to adverse effects on the skin such as sunburn, premature skin ageing, sun induced allergies (PLE), cold sores and immunosuppression of the skin and skin cancer. The main cause of skin cancer is overexposure to UV from sunlight and sun beds. Everyone needs to understand that it s not just sunbathing that puts you at risk but just being out in the sun without adequate protection. It plays a part in all our activities and outdoor hobbies, exposing ourselves to greater levels of risk, but following these simple rules and providing the right advice will go a long way to reducing the risk; Make sure the choice of sunscreen is a broad spectrum or high protection label against UVA and UVB offering a balanced level of protection. By using a high protection sunscreen and applying frequently and generously especially after swimming, toweling or perspiring will increase the protection. Never let skin burn as this is an immediate sign of skin damage. Children and those people with a sensitive skin need to take extra care when out in the sun, with babies and young children being kept out of direct contact with the sun. These are all facts that you in pharmacy can provide advice that can influence the need for safe protection in the sun and also enjoying it.

6 How do you engage with your customers on sun care? Simple techniques are using both open and closed questions. Using a closed question will get you a brief and mostly specific response, such as do you ever choose your sun cream by the SPF rating on the pack. This type of question will always limit the response and the conversation. By using an open question such as what makes you decide on the type of sun cream you buy will provide a more detailed response and allow you to engage fully with the customer, or a simple when are you going on holiday, this will often give a response of why do you ask, you now have engaged with the customer. Let the sale commence. Both questions have their place in starting the process, but open will give you a deeper insight.

7 Serious Sun Protection So where does Uvistat sit in the sunscreen market. With its 40 year heritage in the sun care market and its Pharmacy only point of sale it can and will provide a part of the market that only pharmacy can own. Boston Healthcare are committed to support Pharmacy through a series of ongoing training modules designed to provide you and your staff with the market and product knowledge that will provide confidence in providing an informed and professional choice for your customers. I N T H E M A N U FA C T U R E D U N I T E D K I N G D O M

8 About Uvistat. Uvistat provides a well-balanced UVA/UVB level of sun protection for those people who have a sensitive skin or skin complaint (such as PLE - Lupus - Psoriasis etc.). I N T H E M A N U FA C T U R E D U N I T E D K I N G D O M Uvistat comes in a range of sun protection factors to cater for the sensitive skin user and they all have a 5 Star UVA rating, providing the level of confidence they expect. SPF30 HIGH PROTECTION SPF50 HIGH PROTECTION Uvistat is a fragrance free formulation that avoids irritation to the skin. 5 Star UVA/UVB Suitable for those people with sensitive skin Moisturising Water resistant (SPF30) Endorsed by Melanoma UK Approved by the ACBS Manufactured in the UK The perfect choice for those people who require a maximum sun protection.

9 Scorchy says... Stay safe in the Sun! Launched in 2012 Scorchy is aimed at educating children in making sure they use their sun cream when on holiday or out at play. Scorchy has his own website which includes interactive on line games - Scorchy leads the way in educating children. Family Sun Care Guide included in every pack

10 Uvistat SPF50 Lipscreen. Protect and moisturise all year round With the lips being the area of the body with the least layers of skin, then extra care should be taken all year round. The only SPF50 3Star lipscreen available on the market, which helps protect against cold sores, and dry chapped lips. It also contains Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil.

11 Uvistat complete range of sun creams ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH PHARMACY Uvistat Supports I N T H E M A N U FA C T U R E D U N I T E D K I N G D O M UK incorporating Factor50

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