Sunscreen is very important in Australia

Sunscreen is very important in Australia



The WHO reported that the occurrence of melanoma amongst white populations tended to ‘increase with decreasing latitude, with the highest recorded incidence occurring in Australia, where the annual rates are 10 and over 20 times the rates in Europe for women and men respectively’. Unfortunately, Australia is exposed to higher UV radiation levels compared to other continents like Europe due being located closer to the ozone hole.

We suggests choosing sunscreens that advertise a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.

Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

To be well protected, you need to apply sunscreen liberally and reapply it often.