Sun safety is a fact of life.
If you do not protect your skin against the potential damage of UV Rays, you are at risk of developing skin cancer as well as prematurely ageing your skin.Â There is also increased danger in sun avoidance,
due to the fact that the sun provides us with the best source of vitamin D. Understanding how to receive a nourishing supply of sunlight without putting your skin at risk of harm is a matter of revisiting all which you have been told in the past and ensuring it represents the latest findings.
Skin cancer is a disease of the bodyâ€™s skin cells which is most often a result of skin cell damage. Skin Cancer beginsÂ in the lower layer of the epidermis which is the outside layer of the skin.
Skin cancer will develop when the skin has received too much of the sunâ€™s UVR (ultraviolet radiation). Â The cells then change and skin cancer can form. To protect ourselves from developing skin cancer in the future, we must limit the exposure to the suns ultraviolet radiation as well as tanning beds.
Skin cancer rates in Australia and New Zealand are among the highest globally. Newest statistics show an estimated number of new skin cancer melanoma diagnoses in 2017 to be 13,941. This includes 8392 males and 5,549 females.
Australia is located in the southern hemisphere where we experience high natural UV concentrations. The atmosphere is cleaner and experiences less pollution from big city industry. The southern hemisphere also receives more radiation than countries that are located in the northern hemisphere. Genetically, white Australians do not carry a large supply of melanin within the skin. Due to our ancestors immigrating from the colder climates such as England, this minimal supply of melanin (our natural sunscreen) leaves skin susceptible to burning.