Getting sunscreen on kids isn't always easy, but it's really important. Young skin is especially sensitive to sunburn and studies show the link between childhood sunburn and a higher risk of skin cancer later in life.
Our resident skin guru Susan believes in straight talking. So when we saw a recent survey by Australia’s Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection that gives all sorts of reasons why people don't wear sunscreen, well, we wanted to know what Susan thought about that.
Despite the sun safe messages red, painful and even blistered skin from sunburn is still common in the NZ summer. But sunburn isn't just a temporary inconvenience, it can have long-term effects.
There's been a lot of chat recently about the effectiveness and safety of sunscreen ingredients. Our experienced dermatology nurse Susan explains the science.