Do you know your skin type?

The SKIN is classified according to its sensitivity to UV RADIATION. If you skin is white, yo tend to burn more easily. People with to skin type 1 have GREATER RISK of premature aging and increased risk of developing some type of SKIN CANCER.

You MUST LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO THE SUN. and dress appropriately to minimize the damage caused by sun exposure using a hat and FULLSAND SUNSCREEN. If your SKIN TYPE is light to dark please check the SKIN GRAPHS available on the ARPANSA website based on Fitzgerald’s research.

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It is a popular misconception that only fair SKINNED PEOPLE need to be concerned about OVEREXPOSURE TO THE SUN. Nevertheless, SKIN CANCERS do occur with DARKER SKIN coloured people. The risk of UV RADIATION related health effects is independent of SKIN TYPE.