When you get a tan, that golden layer is actually damage to the top layer of your skin. Soaking up the sun's rays (UV A and UV B) speeds up the skin ageing and raises your risk of developing skin cancer. To prevent damage, a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher is recommended when going outdoors. Covering up, wearing a hat and avoiding those times when UV radiation is at it's peak (between 10am to 2pm) will also reduce your risk of getting burnt and developing skin cancer later on in life.
For more facts on UV radiation and skin cancer, visit The Skin Cancer Foundation website.
UV light damages fibres in your skin called elastin and collagen. When that happens your skin gets wrinkles and starts to sag. Over time, too much time in the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots, scaly patches (actinic keratosis) and skin cancer. UV radiation also suppresses your immune system so it's important to take steps to support your immune system and manage factors that may lower your immune system further such as stress.
Speak to your pharmacist or naturopath about supplements that can help support your skin and immune system.
Vitamin B3 taken orally or a topical cream helps reverse the DNA damage caused by the sun's radiation by providing cells with cellular energy for faster and more efficient DNA repair. Our Skin Radiance Lotion is perfect for using regularly to reduce the risk of developing Actinic Keratosis.
If you do decide to use Efudix to treat Actinic Keratosis, using our Wound Healing Ointment will speed up the healing time as the redness and inflammation can take between 4-8 weeks to clear.
You can add a boost of anti-oxidants, hydration and extra healing with our Amazing Serums. The Hemp Seed Oil & Manuka Serum is perfect to calm red, inflamed skin and help speed skin healing.
* If you require treatment or diagnosis please see your Dr. These products have not been evaluated by the TGA and are not meant to treat or cure.