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Important facts about tanning

Tanning in Australia is common, with Australia having the second highest melanoma rates in the world for both makes and females - second only to New Zealand. 

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.