Protection, prevention and early detection are the three keys to ensuring your skin stays healthy and cancer-free. You have heard it over and over again, but we cannot stress enough how important it is to protect your skin from the harsh Australian sun.
Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm, wear protective clothing such as a collared, long-sleeved shirt or UV resistant rashie, hat and sunglasses while out in the sun. Apply a 30+ broad spectrum water-resistant sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside. Don’t forget to reapply it every 2 hours. Get your skin checked regularly to ensure early detection of any precancers.