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Did you know that it’s National Skin Cancer Action Week?

CATEGORY: Prevention, safety

National Skin Cancer Action Week runs from the 17 - 23 November and is an excellent reminder  about the importance of protecting our skin from the sun and practicing sun safety every day – particularl...

Are you getting consistent sunscreen advice?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Research

We know we need to 'slip, slop and slap' when we spend time in the sun, but a study has found that some other valuable sun safety advice is being left out of the message. An analysis of 69 Australian ...

What happens to your skin when you skip sunscreen?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

What are you actually doing to your skin when you skip that sunscreen step? We’re told to make sunscreen application a daily habit, or at least use it on days where the UV Index rises above 3. But why...

Can skin cancers develop under tattooed skin?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection

There is a common misconception that tattoos can protect against skin cancer by creating a physical barrier between skin cells and the sun's harmful UV rays, similar to how clothing can protect the sk...

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...