With the temperatures soaring, and the UV Index Extreme in many parts of the country, it's important for us to remember the Mums and Dads need protecting too.
Recent research from The Cancer Council of Australia has revealed that whilst we've seen improvement in the SunSmart behaviours of our children, an alarming amount of Australian Adults are still getting sunburnt on summer weekends.
Dr Andrew Miller, President, Australasian College of Dermatologists said that thanks to previous public health campaigns Australians were well educated about the risks of skin cancer, but some parents seemed to be more focused on protecting their kids’ skin than using sun protection themselves. We often see Australian parents protecting their children with rashies, hats, sunscreen and shade – while not protecting themselves well.”
Dr Miller also said that it was important for parents to remember that their own sun protection was also vital.
“Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime and it’s never too late to protect their skin from further damage. We want to see more adults setting a good example and joining their children in being SunSmart."
Sandy Feet Australia is passionate about protecting the whole family. We have recently released our Men's and Women's rashies, offering parents UPF50+ protection, that is chlorine proof and guaranteed not to fade or stretch.