Skin cancer is often labelled Australia's national cancer but it is also described as the most preventable.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing, sun hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are the best ways to help prevent skin cancer.
The SOLBARI Team
This Blog post is for information purpose only.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing some stories from the Solbari Community to help raise awareness about skin cancer, melanoma, skin conditions and sun protection.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer the following questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.
We will be running 2 questionnaires...
Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
Limiting sun exposure is very important, as the UV rays cause the most damage to the skin. It often takes many years and sometimes decades for the effects to become visible.