Skin cancer prevention
There are several steps you can take to ensure that your skin stays healthy and free of cancer:
Slip on sun protective clothing – Choose clothing that covers as much skin as possible, and is made from close weave materials, like cotton, polyster and linen. If you’re going swimming, try wearing swimsuits made of lycra, which stays sun protective even when wet.
Slop on SPF 50+ sunscreen – Apply your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go outside, and make sure to reapply every two hours. It’s better if you use sunscreen that is broad spectrum and water-resistant.
Slap on a hat – Keep up with summer trends and wear a hat! A broad-brimmed or bucket style hat will do well to protect you from harmful UV rays.
Slide on some sunglasses – The perfect complement to your fashionable hat is a good pair of sunglasses – they’ll help protect your eyes, too. Wear them whenever you’re outside, since sunglasses and a broad brimmed hat can reduce UV radiation exposure to the eyes by up to 98%.
Seek shade – Stay in the shade as much as possible. Use trees or built shade structures, or even make your own with a big beach umbrella!
Be UV alert – Be extra cautious about being out in the middle of the day – the UV rays are strongest then, and you’re most at risk of being exposed to harmful radiation.
Get your skin checked by a skin cancer expert
Building Q1, Level 2, Suite 9, 4 Daydream St, Warriewood
Appointment availability: Monday – Friday
Appointment times: 8.30am-5.00pm
Phone: 02 9999 0336
Fax: 02 9999 0337
L16, 109 Pitt St, Sydney
Appointment availability: Tuesday & Thursday
Appointment times: 8.30am-6.00pm
Phone: 02 92231608