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Is my clothing protecting me from the sun?

CATEGORY: Prevention, sunburn, sun safety

Along with sunscreen, sunglasses and shade, one of the common sun-safe habits we’re encouraged to adopt is to wear sun protective clothing. But what is sun protective clothing and how do you know if y...

Squamous cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer treatment, Prevention, Risks

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s squamous cells. While most SCCs can be successfully treated if c...

6 ways to stay sun safe outside of summer

CATEGORY: Prevention, sun safety

The weather is cooling down in some parts of the country, which means the issue of sun safety isn’t front of mind anymore. The further we get from summer, the more readily we discard hats and sunscree...

How to protect your eyes from skin cancer

CATEGORY: skin cancer, eye problems, Prevention

When you think of skin cancer, you might think of an ugly mole or freckle somewhere on your skin – maybe on your cheeks where they’ve seen too much sun, or your shoulders where you tend to tan. But th...

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2020

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer diagnosis, Prevention, skin cancer check

Looking after your skin health is always essential, but for one week every year, we have a special reminder about the importance of taking action against skin cancer, knowing your risk, and protecting...

6 things you can do to protect your skin this week

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen, skin health

With the busyness of life it is easy enough to forget to look after your skin and protect it from the sun on a daily basis. Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation fro...

Everything you need to know about growing new moles after 30

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

We are often told that a new or changing mole raises alarm bells for skin cancer. In actuality, it’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Most moles are ...

Everything you should know about skin cancer in skin of colour

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

It is a common misconception that people with dark skin can’t get skin cancer. While skin cancer is less prevalent in dark-skinned racial groups, people of colour can still develop the disease. In fac...

Chemical sunscreens vs physical sunscreens: What’s the difference and are they safe?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen

How do chemical-based sunscreens compare to physical sun “blocks”? What’s the difference? Are they safe for my skin and the environment? These are some of the common questions people ask when it comes...

Why is it so important for our skin to stay hydrated?

CATEGORY: Prevention

Did you know our skin contains around 64 per cent water? Like any other organ, the skin requires proper nourishment to stay healthy, but we often neglect to look after it with adequate hydration. So w...