Important facts about tanning
There is nothing healthy about a tan. Unfortunately tanning in Australia is still too common, with Australia having one the highest melanoma rates in the world for both males and females.
Watch our video about the unhealthy risk of getting a tan
If you think tanning gives you a healthy glow, think again. Here's a reminder of some hard-hitting facts.
- Tanning is skin cells in trauma, trying to protect themselves from cancer.
- One damaged skin cell can start a melanoma growing.
- A melanoma need only be 1mm deep to spread to other parts of the body.