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Sunscreen

Learn about the different types of sunscreen and how it works to protect you from the damaging effects of the sun.

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The 7 biggest sunscreen mistakes people make

Around 2.7 million Australians get sunburnt every weekend, according to the Cancer Council. Here are the biggest mistakes people make using sunscreen.

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Sunburn and sun protection

All people are at risk of sunburn. Young children can be seriously burnt in less than 15 minutes. Learn about sun protection and treating sunburn.

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Sun protection — infographic

If you need to go outside in the sun, it's important to protect you and your children's skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. This infographic shows the sun protection measures you should take.

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Moles

Moles are pigmented skin marks, which may be harmless or may develop into skin cancer. Read about what to look for, and when to see a doctor.

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Skin

Skin is your largest organ. It helps to control your body temperature and protects you from infections. Learn more about your skin and how to keep it healthy.

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Health benefits of swimming

Swimming is a great low-impact activity you can do at any age. These tips will help you get started.

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Acne

Acne is a common condition that causes spots or pimples on your skin. Learn more about acne, what causes it and how you can treat acne here.

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Acne treatments

There are many effective treatments available for acne, including creams for your skin and oral medicines. Learn about the different options.

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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin treatment where a finely abrasive technique is used to buff away the outermost layer of the skin.

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