Coming into summer when the sun is at its strongest, it is vitally important that you educate yourself about the harsh reality of the damage that the sun can do and the scary implications of this. Melanoma is on the rise and it can affect anyone. The best defence to keep yourself safe is to understand more about it and of course being sun smart is the best prevention.
According to cancerinstitute.org (an Australian organisation which is part of NSW health) Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. This is pretty scary as it is also the most common type of cancer affecting young Australians today.
Did you know that more than 12,000 people Australia wide are diagnosed with skin cancer each year? Not only that but it is predicted that 1 in 14 men and 1 in 24 women will be diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85 (canvervic.org.au).
These are pretty full on statistics but this is the reality of the sun’s harmful rays getting stronger and hence more harmful. So, are there increased risk factors that can affect certain people? According to the Cancer Institute, anyone can develop skin cancer or melanoma but there are increased risk factors which are worthwhile knowing about.
The risk factors are increased for people who have got the following:
In saying that, skin cancers can be easily prevented by equipping yourself with the knowledge and know how to be sun safe. It is recommended that you follow sun smart directions with these 5 easy steps:
Check out our range of UPF 50+ rash guards at Cat&I for ultimate sun protection to keep you and your family safe.
Trying to think of ideas for kids Christmas presents or stocking fillers can become a bit daunting this time of year. What to get kids that they will both love and use? How about some sun protection that they will wear time and time again plus look great too!
So if the kids you are buying for love going in the sun, go in and out of water and spend a bit of time outside, this could be a really cool idea to go with.
As summer rolls around and the days get warmer and sunnier, it is time to start thinking about sun protection and protecting your skin from the damaging UV rays. As the sun is getting more intense, the more important it is to take precautions as you will never regret looking after yourself and your family.
Here at Cat&i, we love to enjoy the sun and being outdoors so we have complied a list of sunsmart must dos for this summer to help keep you and your family safe.
Ever looking for ideas of where and when you can wear a rashie to both look great and protect your skin? Well, here are 4 super cool places you can deck yourself out in a chic and stylish rashie and be both glam and SunSmart!
Sitting poolside with friends, sipping away on a glass of wine and indulging on antipasto on a gorgeous summer day. Sounds too good!
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