skin problems

Sun-damaged skin

Soaking up the sun's rays

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.

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. Over time, too much sun exposure 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.

If you use Efudix Cream to treat actinic keratosis, using our Propolis Balm, Manuka Oil Balm or Active 8 Serum after the treatment will help soothe the redness, hydrate the skin, relieve the soreness and help the skin return to normal quicker.


Photographs above are of skin after two weeks of using Propolis Balm twice a day and a few drops of the Active 8 Serum once a day.

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