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.

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.