Summer is officially here and with it comes lots of time spent outside doing fun family activities. But with summer fun and games comes something we should all be aware of and take precaution against – the sun and the damage it can do to your skin.

Rooibos to the rescue

It has been proven time and time again to have cancer-fighting properties, so why would you ignore something that could end up saving your life? Thorough research has indicated that Rooibos inhibits the growth of cancer, and protecting yourself against it from the inside and out is the least you can do for your own health.

What exactly is skin cancer?

The Skin Cancer Foundation describes it as ‘the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.’

There are two kinds of UV rays that damage the skin and lead to skin cancer

UVB rays cause the every-day sunburn we encounter so regularly. These rays are shorter, penetrate only through the epidermis, and cause sunburn and cancerous changes.

UVA rays are longer and penetrate the skin on a deeper level. This kind of ray travels through glass and damages collagen, which speeds up the ageing process.

At Annique we have developed sun-care products with ingredients that help protect you and your family against both sunburn and ageing caused by UVB and UVA rays.

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