UV-Protection, Anti-ageing & Hyperpigmentation
Much practitioner education for naturopaths, herbalists and nutritionists in the area of ‘skin health’ is rightly focused on chronic skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and alike. However, for some time now, there has been a tremendous rise in interest in anti-ageing medicine, natural skincare and natural cosmetics. Moreover, skin health and natural beauty are perceived as an indicator of one’s general health and youthfulness, while at the same time awareness of detrimental factors such as poor nutrition, exposure to harmful environmental pollutants and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has increased.
Many botanical and nutritional ingredients can be used orally and/or topically to complement topical sunscreens, helping to address premature skin ageing and optimise skin health.