Great news, Australia! We’re seeing deadly skin cancer rates drop amongst young Aussies, indicating that there’s an increase in awareness of how important sun safety really is. That’s truly something to celebrate. However, there can be another result of effective slip-slop-slap-seek-sliding, and that is a reduction in our exposure to […]
We’ve known for a long time that sun exposure can lead to premature ageing. One study of identical twins showed an 11.25 year difference in perceived age due to their different exposure to the sun over time. One case in the New England Journal of Medicine even shows a truck […]
As Aussies we’re more informed and aware of keeping our skin healthy and protected than ever before, but there are still some uncertainties that can arise from time to time. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we hear from patients about sun exposure risks and […]
As of 2007, Cancer Council Australia now tells us to slide on some sunnies as well as slipping on protective clothing, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a hat and seeking shade. But can sun exposure really affect the way we see the world, and can you really get sunburned eyes […]
As much as we love the warm weather in Australia, it can cause its fair share of problems. We’ve covered how to treat and avoid sunburn, but how much do you know about heat stroke and heat exhaustion? Let’s examine the signs and effects so you can recognise them if […]
Skin cancers count for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers, and amongst these melanoma is the most dangerous type. The good news is that most types of skin cancer can be successfully treated if detected early. If you aren’t yet familiar with the skin cancer signs of ABCDE, let’s […]
Working outdoors can keep you fit and out in the fresh air every day, but whether you’re a farmer, a fisherman or working in construction, have you considered how your job could increase your risk of skin cancer?
We know that around 95% of melanomas, considered the most dangerous skin cancer […]
It’s all too common to hear about skin cancer on the face, nose and ears, but not all skin cancers develop in obvious sun-exposed areas. As we’re about to find out, it’s important to check over your entire body for any potential symptoms of skin cancer.
Where do skin cancers most […]
Anyone who has pale or freckly skin has probably heard their fair share of warnings to stay out of the sun. So are some skin types and tones really more inclined to develop skin cancers than others? As it turns out, the answer is yes.
Are fair skinned people more likely […]
There are many powder sunscreens on the market, tailored to those who wear makeup throughout the day or those who have skin allergies or sensitivities. But how good is powdered sunscreen at protecting you? Let’s take a look at powder sunscreen’s effectiveness, safety and alternatives.
How safe and effective is powder […]