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What price would you pay for a tan?

  • By Trulux Price

Sun protection is paramount to looking and feeling young, healthy and skin cancer free.

It may look glamorous to lay on the beach working on a golden tan, but have you asked yourself what price is too high to pay for a tan?

According to the Cancer Council, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Many people die each year from an almost preventable disease.

Fortunately, being SunSmart is a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, as well as unattractive photoaging, such as pigmentation, rough skin and wrinkles.

UV Radiation

You can’t see or feel UV radiation. It can get extremely high over summer, even on overcast days, which means you need good sun protection every day.

In fact, new advice states that sun protection is needed up until 6pm of an evening on some days.

A free Cancer Council SunSmart app provides daily notifications about the levels of UV radiation and the times of day you need to protect yourself.


The other undesirable consequence of sun exposure is photoaging. Just a few minutes of exposure to UV each day can cause noticeable changes to the skin, including freckles, age spots, facial spider veins, rough leathery skin, wrinkles, saggy skin, a blotchy complexion and actinic keratoses (thick wart-like patches of skin).

“Photoaging” is the term dermatologists use to describe skin aging caused by sun exposure. The amount of photoaging that develops depends on the amount of time spent exposed and genetics, such as skin color.

People with fair skin, skin that burns easily, and those who spend a lot of time outdoors through work or recreation, fall into the high risk group and are at greatest risk of photoaging. Dark-skinned people, on the other hand, are generally limited to wrinkles and a mottled complexion.

Sun-weakened skin

Photoaging occurs over a number of years, causing the skin to lose its normal structure and the ability to repair itself. Scientific studies have shown that repeated exposure to UV radiation attacks elastin, breaks down collagen, and impairs the synthesis of new collagen.

When skin is weakened by the sun, it stops springing back, becoming loose and saggy, wrinkled, and leathery – prematurely aging you.

The good news is, the harmful effects of UV radiation can be avoided with good sun protection habits. So remember to slip slop slap seek slide…

Trulux has a range of raw ingredients you can add to your skincare and cosmetics range to help with vital protecion from UV radiation.

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