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Is Heat Stroke Different to Heat Exhaustion?

 

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 […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Detection

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 […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Outdoor Workers Need to be Sun Smart

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 […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where on the Body Can Skin Cancer Hide?

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 […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Does the Sun Affect Different Skin Types?

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 […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How effective and safe is powder sunscreen?

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 […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How do sun safe clothes protect you from the sun?

We all know we should slip on clothing when in the sun as part of the SunSmart slip, slop, slap, seek and slide message, but what exactly does sun protective clothing involve – and how do we find the best choices? Let’s find out.

 
Firstly, what is sun safe clothing and […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why winter is a great time to have a skin check

Think of summer, and you’re likely to think of sun. Winter? Not so much! Regardless, the cooler months can actually be the perfect time to have your skin checked by a skin cancer specialist, and here’s why…

Skin cancer isn’t seasonal

Skin cancer doesn’t conveniently stick to the seasons, and in […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best natural sunscreens for sensitive skin

 

Sunscreen is excellent for your skin’s health – and there is a vast body of evidence to support this1,2.  Although there is very little evidence to suggest any potential harm from regular sunscreen3, 4,many people choose to use natural sunscreen for a variety of reasons. We take a look at […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the difference between UPF and SPF?

 

Can you explain the difference between SPF and UPF ratings? Not many Aussies could, and it’s important we can because we have some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Take a look at our guide to SPF and UPF ratings and exactly what you should look out […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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