Are you sun protected ready for summer?

Are you sun protected ready for summer?

In spite of the constant warnings about the damaging rays of the sun, it is a minority few who Slip on a shirt, Slop on the sunscreen and Slap on the hat..

Mysteriously, many people think skin cancer and possibly melanoma won’t happen to them.  They are complacent or think it is too late to worry about it, the damage is done. Not so, damage can continue to occur.

Sunscreen is only part of the answer and we need to be mindful that research shows there are toxic chemicals contained in many of the skincare (including sunscreen), personal care and cosmetic products we put on our bodies. Read the labels carefully to see if the product contains parabens and other toxic ingredients.

This year, according to the Australian Cancer Council, 2 in 3 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70 and more than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year.

(We need to take very seriously) the risks of exposure to UV radiation, the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection…”