Spring is a magical time of year, but the warmer weather certainly brings its challenges. Chafe. Windburn. Insect bites. Body odour. Often the best point of call for these relatively minor irritations is your local pharmacist. They can help treat the symptoms and prevent them developing into more serious conditions.
Friendly and knowledgeable, pharmacists like Brenton Veurman and the team at West Bundaberg Pharmacy can help you prepare a skin care and sun safety kit for your next beach picnic or camping trip. “We pride ourselves on being accessible to our customers. They can walk in at any time without an appointment to ask health related questions,” Brenton said.
Independent and locally owned, West Bundaberg Pharmacy proudly stocks Australian-made eco-friendly products, like all-natural deodorants from Earth’s Purities, MooGoo insect repellent and LuvMe Pandas eco reusable swim nappies.
A firm favourite on the West Bundaberg Pharmacy shelves is Surf Mud. Made on the Sunshine Coast, Surf Mud’s range of long-lasting natural sunscreens and zincs are reef safe and recyclable – tested on surfers, not on animals.
Brenton said it was easy to burn unexpectedly in Spring, leading into Summer. “It happens a lot quicker than people might realise,” he said. “But it’s not only happening here and now, it’s also speeding up the ageing process. As pharmacists we can help treat the symptoms of mild sunburn, but the only safe tan is actually a fake tan.”
Senior make-up artist Jenny Francis (pictured centre) said Bundaberg West Pharmacy stocked a range of Napoleon Perdis products and offered expert advice to help customers achieve a healthy glow.
“Paraben free and suitable for all skin types, our Bronze Patrol powder delivers a sun-kissed radiance with golden flecks to reflect the light. Antioxidant vitamin E and jojoba seed oil work to condition and hydrate the skin,” Jenny said.
“Napoleon’s Beauty Boosting Balm is an ultra-light hybrid foundation with SPF 30. It brightens and corrects the appearance of uneven skin tone for a dewy finish.”
Visit the team at West Bundaberg Pharmacy at 290 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg West. Telephone 4153 4133.