My lovely online mate Nikki Phillips is the face of Surf Life Saving (SLS) Australia’s new SLS Sunscreen range being released just in time for our summer.Â SLS want to get the message out there that to all beachgoers that there is no such thing as safe tanning. SLS has been protecting Australian beaches for over one hundred years and now they want to help protect your skin.
A Newspoll survey* has revealed that 64% of Australians believe it is safe to spend some time in the sun at the beach without wearing sunscreen.
Medical communicator, Dr John D\’Arcy, explains that too many Australians are still unaware of the dangers of the Australian sun, the correct safe skin protection methods at the beach and most importantly that unprotected UV exposure will cause skin damage.
And that’s where Nikki comes in, she was really happy to be the face of the campaign after a recent skin cancer scare she experienced and she is urging all Aussies to be careful at the beach this summer and wear sunscreen at all times:
Nikki shares, “This summer I\’m partnering up with Surf Life Saving in the hope of raising the bar on skin safety at the beach this summer.Â I had a recent skin cancer scare and it really drummed in to me that no one is safe from the harsh Australian sun, no matter what skin type you are.Â If you\’re not wearing sunscreen and other protection, you\’re at risk of skin damage.”
“It is the nature of my job that I spend a lot of time outdoors and in the sun.Â When I was told by a doctor some months ago that a freckle on my shin was a serious concern, I realised just how important it is to be vigilant about sunscreen application.
“This summer Surf Life Saving are launching a fantastic new product line which is perfect for Australia\’s harsh summer sun.Â I\’m really excited to be supporting this Australian organisation.”
The Surf Life Saving Sunscreen includes a Daily, Kids, Sport and Zinc product range with five sizes ranging from Zinc stick RRP$9.25 to 1 litre bottles RRP$34.50.Â Their sunscreens do not compromise on safety or protection featuring:
- 4 hour water resistant
- SPF 30+
- Broad spectrum UVA and UVB coverage
- Contains no nano-particles
- Zinc based for added physical barrier protection.
The new Sunscreen range will be available in all good pharmacies from November 22, 2010 and all funds raised from the sale of the Surf Life Saving Sunscreen will be injected back in to SLS to help expand and improve their services both on Australia\’s coastline and through the community.
For further information, you can visit the Surf Life Saving website: www.sls.com.au
Courtesy of SLS
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* This Newspoll study was conducted online in November 2010 among 1,209 adults aged 18 â€“ 64 nationally.