Every year 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer. Up to 95 per cent of melanomas and 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, or ‘too much time in the sun’.
Did you know… the sun can see through your skin to the cells beneath the surface and do damage to your skin’s DNA?
And that damage doesn’t always repair… it can just keep building up and up, until one day… it causes skin cancer. So, don’t let the sun see your DNA.
UV can’t be seen or felt, so always check the UV and if it’s 3 and above, protect your skin in five ways and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.