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Don’t Forget to Pack the Sunscreen!

The travel bug has arrived thick and fast for many Australians, flocking to the closest airport now that the world has opened back up post-pandemic.  Whether you are travelling interstate to see family after a long time apart or you're planning […]

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Best Sunscreen for Eczema: Tips & Products for Your Skin

If you're one of the 1 million Australians living with atopic dermatitis (eczema), then you understand the challenges of finding the best protection against the summer sun. When you're dealing with skin irritation and inflammation, choosing […]

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Sun Safety for Tradespeople in Different Australian States

As tradespeople, your demanding work often exposes you to the harsh Australian sun, resulting in exposure to up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing ultraviolent radiation than the average indoor worker. Safeguarding your health under these conditions […]

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Skin Under Siege: The Impact of Climate Change on Skin Cancer and Melanoma

The impacts of climate change have pervaded all aspects of our modern life, but the rise in global temperature means that our skin is at more risk now than ever. Considering Australia already has some of the highest rates of skin cancer in the […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Sunscreen for Babies

When it comes to the well-being of your little ones, there's no room for compromise. We all want to ensure our babies are safe, especially regarding sun exposure. As parents and grandparents, we understand the importance of protecting their delicate […]

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Sunscreen Considerations for Water Sports and Water Leisure Activities in Australia

Australia's stunning water bodies, from the ocean to the pool, beckon us year-round. However, as we revel in the aquatic delights, it's crucial to remember that the Australian sun is relentless. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays should be a […]

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Hypoallergenic Sunscreen 101: Your Ultimate Guide

When it comes to taking care of your skin in the sun, choosing the right sunscreen is essential. But it's a game-changer for those with sensitive skin or a history of skin irritation. Hypoallergenic sunscreen is the solution, and in this comprehensive […]

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Choosing the Perfect Face Sunscreen: Factors to Consider for the Australian Sun

In the Australian sun, finding the right sunscreen is essential to protect your face. Explore the different face sunscreen types and discover which suits your skin type and needs. Australia is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and a climate […]

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Sunscreen Options for Your Skin Type

While applying sunscreen daily is crucial, the choice of sunscreen can significantly impact your skin. Some brands and ingredients may not suit your skin type, which can deter you from incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine. However, sunscreen […]

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Flying Too Close to the Sun: The Risks of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer for Pilots and Flight Crew

Protect yourself in the air and on the ground. With the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, Australians are most at risk of developing melanoma and non-melanoma lesions. Every year, a million non-melanoma skin cancers are treated across […]

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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 […]

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Surfing Sun Protection - 10 Sun Safety Tips for Surfers in Australia

A day at the beach hitting the waves is an ingrained part of the Australian lifestyle.  Unfortunately, a higher UV ray level and an increased chance of skin cancer are also a part of living Down Under, so it’s essential to practice good sun […]

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The Dangers of Working in Australia: A Look at Aussie Jobs with the Highest Risk of Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Skin cancer is Australia's cancer. Exposure to our sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the strongest in the world and is the cause of at least 95% of all skin cancers and melanoma. With so much of our lives spent in the sun, […]

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How to keep kids safe in the sun at early childcare centres 

Learning about sun safety at early childcare centres not only protects your child from the harmful effects of the sun now, but it can also reduce their chance of developing skin cancer later in life. Sustaining several serious sunburns early on in […]

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How to keep kids cool and sun safe at school

In the middle of a summer heatwave, it's normal for parents and carers to worry about how their children are keeping cool and sun smart at school. However, sun safety should be an all-year-round consideration. While many parents rely on temperature […]

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National Skin Cancer Action Week 2023

20-26 November 2023
Every year at the start of summer the Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together to host a national skin cancer action week, as an important reminder to Australians of the significance of sun safety and early skin cancer detection - encourage friends, family to get a skin check with a GP or Dermatologist.
Read more about National Skin Cancer Action Week 2023