October 22, 2018
Is it safe to use a tanning bed?
That golden, tanned skin is quite covetable, yes. But is it worth the harm to your skin, even if you get it via a sunbed? A tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the damaging effects of harmful UV rays - and with good reason. Sunbeds are tanning machines that release ultraviolet (UV) rays close to your skin. The nearness means that the UV rays can stimulate the production of melanin in your skin, which is what enables your skin to tan. Risky skin business Sunbeds emit bigger doses of ultraviolet rays (UV) rays than the sun does…Read More
October 26, 2014
Are you checking yourself for skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa with about 20 000 reported cases every year and 700 deaths. South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. But skin cancer is preventable! Here's how to know your skin so that early signs can be detected before they spread. You can prevent skin cancer by minimizing your exposure to harmful UV rays which cause sun damage and trigger events which lead to skin cancer. It’s also extremely treatable - if caught early. To detect early skin cancers, you need to know your…Read More