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Can you still get skin cancer in winter?

CATEGORY: Prevention

As temperatures drop, don't think you can put away the sunscreen and hang up your sun hat. It's important to wear sun protection year-round to lower your chances of getting skin cancer - even in winte...

How skin affects self-confidence

CATEGORY: Research

Your skin is one of the first things other people notice about you, and it is probably one of the first things you notice about yourself when you look in the mirror every morning. Your skin health has...

5 places you might forget to apply sunscreen

CATEGORY: Prevention

You may be vigilant with your sunscreen use while spending time outdoors, but when it comes to full-body sun protection, there are some places people commonly forget about. Regular exposure to the sun...

How beauty affects happiness

CATEGORY: Research

Visible signs of ageing can be tough to handle. The media surrounds us with forever-young celebrities and glamorous models, reflecting a society that values beauty. We know that beauty is only skin de...

Why winter is an ideal time for a skin check

CATEGORY: Detection

Winter is the perfect time to rug up, find a cosy spot by the heater, and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate. But did you know that it's also a great time for a skin check?

Why should I see an Aesthetic Doctor rather than an injector nurse or a beauty therapist?

CATEGORY: Risks

Many clinics and beauty salons offer aesthetic treatments at various prices and promising the best results. When researching the treatments provided at both salons and skin specialist clinics, they te...

"Skin cancer isn't a real cancer." Why skin cancer should be taken very seriously.

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection

There is an alarming misconception among some Australians that skin cancer "isn't that bad" or that it is not a "real" cancer because it originates in the skin rather than the internal organs. This is...

What happens to our skin as we age?

CATEGORY: Research

From wrinkles to crows’ feet and sun spots, our skin changes a lot as we age. The main factors that contribute to how old we look include the shape of our face and the glow of our skin, as well as the...

6 skin cancer myths you shouldn't believe

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with around 800,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Yet there are many misconceptions about skin cancer that many people continue to believe...

How acne affects your self esteem

CATEGORY: Research

Acne affects more than just your skin – it can impact your entire life and become a detriment to your confidence, self-esteem, happiness and general outlook on life. While a breakout may be a trivial ...