Recent media attention has once again brought sunscreen into the spotlight and has people questioning whether it is truly safe for regular use. This comes from a study by the American FDA that ingredients in sunscreen may be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, the fact that sunscreen is absorbed into […]
We are constantly being warned about the dangers of excessive sun exposure and skin cancer – and for good reason. In Australia, skin cancer and melanoma rates are dangerously high due to the high levels of both ultraviolet A (ageing) and ultraviolet B (what burns us).
Paradoxically Australians get most of their Vitamin D through exposure of our skin to the sun and getting the right mix – enough sun exposure to make adequate vitamin D but not enough to get skin cancer – can be a real source of confusion. […]