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Treatments for Sunburn

We know that the best way to avoid damaging our skin is to avoid exposure to UV radiation using sun smart practises. This is important to your long-term skin health because sunburn can lead to an increased chance of skin cancer. However, despite our care, it’s likely we will still experience sunburn at some stage. That’s why we need to know how to treat sunburn, as well as knowing how to prevent it.

Get out of the sun. It may seem obvious, but as soon as you notice the signs of sunburn, it’s time to move to the shade or indoors. What might appear as a light pinkish tinge during the day can progress to severe sunburn within ho Don’t take the risk; remove yourself from harmful UV rays and start treating your sunburn earlier rather than later.

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By |August 31st, 2015|Sunburn Treatment|0 Comments

Skin cancer and your children: How to spot the signs

Being responsible for the health of your child’s skin can be a daunting prospect – especially when their skin is more vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays than yours! But protecting your child from skin cancer doesn’t have to be complicated; there are some simple procedures can significantly reduce your child’s chances of developing skin cancer.

The easiest and most effective way to protect your child’s skin is to remember to “slip, slop, slap”. Make sure your child slips on protective clothing, such as long-sleeved rash vest or “rashie” as they offer very effective protection for the top half of their body. Remember to cover up on the bottom half of their body too; darker tones of clothing will provide a greater level of skin protection than lighter colours. […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

Skin Cancer Myths

There are many myths and misconceptions about sun protection and skin cancer. With Australia having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it is extremely important to get the facts right so we can all play it safe in the sun.

One of the most common sun protection misunderstandings is the belief that we only need to be aware of sun exposure during hot, sunny days. This is far from the truth.  In fact, UV radiation – which causes sunburn – is not related to temperature. UV rays can penetrate clouds and become even stronger as they reflect off the bottom of cloud coverage. By checking the UV Ray Index every day, you can get a better idea of how much attention you need to pay to sun protection; any reading above three indicates a high risk of harm. […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Facts & Myths|0 Comments
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