In Melbourne, we are all too often more obsessed with our coffee than our sun protection. As a skin cancer risk protection strategy, there’s no substitute for reducing ultraviolet exposure with sunscreens, shade and protective clothing and eyewear. But our addiction to coffee may be a helpful addition to our skin protection strategy.
Even if you're using SPF50+ sunscreen every day, there's a good chance you aren't properly protected by sunscreen: On average, people miss 11 per cent of their skin when applying sunscreen.
Every summer, we hear about people who use sunscreen and get sunburnt. Are spray-on sunscreens defective or misleadingly-labelled, or are we not using them properly? It's important to understand what SPF really means to your skin, and how much spray-on sunscreen needs to be applied.
There’s no single “best” sunscreen for everyone in all situations, and formulations change regularly. We recommend Cetaphil Sun Kids, which provides the highest possible protection in a low-irritant, long-lasting and reasonably-priced product.