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. 

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.

These are just a few good reasons to understand and identify your skin type and risk of melanoma so you can improve your sun protection.