Each year, we come together with the Australasian College of Dermatologists for National Skin Cancer Action Week. With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, the week is a time when we remind Aussies of the importance of sun protection and early skin cancer detection.
This year, the theme of National Skin Cancer Action Week is "My #SunSmart5" and focuses on reminding Australians to use five forms of sun protection to help reduce their skin cancer risk.
During National Skin Cancer Action Week, we are reminding Australians to slip on sun-protective clothing, slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, slap on a broad-brimmed hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses.
A combination of these measures, along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking so you can pick up on any changes, are the key to reducing your skin cancer risk.
Take a look at our guide for spotting skin cancers here and don’t forget to share on a pic of you using 5 forms of sun protection on social media using the hashtag #SunSmart5!