Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May marks Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Our consultant dermatologist Bryan Murphy shares practical steps to minimise your risk of developing skin cancer.


The Risks of Sun Exposure:

Despite its tanning abilities, the sun poses significant risks to our skin health. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light increases the likelihood of skin cancer, making protection essential.


Say No to Sun Tanning:

Reject the notion of a “healthy tan.” Whether from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds, UV rays damage your skin’s DNA, elevating the risk of skin cancer. Opt for safer alternatives like fake tan products instead.


Sunscreen: Your Skin’s Best Friend:

Sunscreen isn’t just for beach days. Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days. Reapply after swimming or sweating to ensure continuous protection.


Cover Up: Hats and Protective Clothing:

Wide-brimmed ‘Crocodile Dundee’ hats shield your face and neck from direct sunlight, especially during prolonged outdoor activities like golfing. Consider UV-protective clothing for added protection.


Don’t Miss Out: Claim Your FREE Sunscreen Sample!

Throughout May, you can visit our in-clinic pop-up stand for expert tips and tricks to safeguard your skin against skin cancer. As part of our commitment to your skin’s health, we’re providing complimentary sunscreen samples to all visitors. Pop into our clinic today to claim your free sample and kickstart your journey to healthier, protected skin.