In Australia, one person is diagnosed with the skin cancer every half an hour. Additionally, two out of three Australians can expect to be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Yet we remain complacent about what damage the sun does to our skin, and how to protect […]
The Australian climate is known for its harsh sun and high UV, which mean two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
A shocking study in NSW show that men over the age of 40 are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed and 2.5 […]
Using sunscreen causes vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and the immune system, which makes it an important nutrient for our bodies. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D. However, the amount of sun exposure needed to produce the […]
There are a multitude of ingredients and many different types of sunscreen out there, so this article will try to simplify what ingredients to look for and when you should use them. What ingredients to look for will depend on what situations you will encounter throughout the day, and with […]
Most people probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the kind of protection that the glass around them is providing against the sun. It is easy to believe that once we are indoors or slip on that fancy pair of sunglasses that we are shielded from the kind […]
What are the risks?
Australians have become better and better at protecting themselves from the sun while stepping outside on a sunny Sunday morning, however, many overlook the importance of sun protection in the workplace, where we spend the majority of our time.
Skin cancer is one of Australia’s most common diseases […]
Do apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside
If you use sunscreen that is a chemical based solution then it takes time for the lotion to be properly absorbed by the body to offer the best protection. Therefore, you should always put on your sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outside, […]
The Australian sun has been getting hotter and hotter over the last century and by now most Australians have learnt that they should apply sunscreen every time they step out into the sun for any length of time longer than popping down to the local shops. What’s more we’ve become […]
Sunscreen is one of the key ways that we protect ourselves from the sun. Whether going to the beach or off to the sporting field it has become a pretty regular part of our culture to slap on some sunscreen and a hat before we go outside. However, often we […]
We often associate the need for sun protection with blistering hot summer days, forty degree weather, the beach and long days outside. We think of putting on sunscreen before a day by the pool or slipping on a hat before going out to the park for a barbeque in December, […]