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Do children need regular skin cancer checks?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection

One of the most important things to a parent is keeping their child healthy, so a question commonly asked by concerned mums and dads is whether children should have regular skin checks.

Your guide to sunscreen jargon

CATEGORY: Prevention

When it comes to protecting our skin from sun damage and sunburn, we know we should use sunscreen as often as possible. But many of us get confused by the jargon used on sunscreen labels.

How does the UV Index work?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

We are frequently reminded of the importance of sun safety and protecting ourselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage, which leads to premature signs of ageing and skin cancer....

Five ways to be sun safe (even in winter!)

CATEGORY: Prevention

Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun are high enough to damage your skin all year round, especially in northern parts of the country closest to the equ...

How to combat dry skin in winter

CATEGORY: Prevention

Dry skin is a common problem for a lot of people during the winter months, as our skin is exposed to colder temperatures and drier air. These conditions compromise our skin's ability to retain moistur...

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...

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...

Do you believe these 4 sunscreen myths?

CATEGORY: Prevention

  Sunscreen should be a staple of your everyday skin care routine, but there are many misconceptions about its use that could be putting you at risk of sunburn, skin damage and skin cancer. Here are f...

6 tips to stay sun safe while camping

CATEGORY: Prevention

Whether it's during the school holidays or just for a weekend getaway, camping is a favourite for many Australians. It's a great opportunity to get off the grid, explore the outdoors, and enjoy life a...

A beginner's guide to skin care

CATEGORY: Prevention

Looking after your skin can feel like a daunting task. There is so much choice when it comes to skin care products, and it can be difficult to know where to start or if what you're doing is working. H...