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Winter is Near

With summer now over and winter well and truly on the way don’t become complacent with your sun protection. You need to take sun protection measures all throughout the year, even on cloudy and overcast days. 

Skin cancers and sun damage are caused by UV rays, not the temperature. UV radiation causes sunburn, cell damage in the skin and skin cancer. It really doesn’t matter what the temperature is as the UV level on a cold day could still be as high as it is on a sunny day. UV is present all year round.

Make sure you check the recommended sun protection times and UV level rating on any weather app, or download the Cancer Councils SunSmart app. 

When the UV rating is 3 or above, sun protection is recommended. 

Sun damage and skin cancer is easily preventable with the proper sun protection measures. It is one of the most preventable cancers. 92% of Melanomas are diagnosed in people over the age of 40, with almost 2000 Australians dying from this almost preventable disease each year. 

Don’t become a statistic. Check the UV rating. Protect your skin. Be SunSmart.