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CosBeauty Magazine #94

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty. In this issue: - Professional makeup hacks - DIY party hair - 30+ products for that perfect sunless tan - The 2022 guide to face tweakments - The rise of the celebrity beauty brand - Our Christmas gift guide

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty.
In this issue:
- Professional makeup hacks
- DIY party hair
- 30+ products for that perfect sunless tan
- The 2022 guide to face tweakments
- The rise of the celebrity beauty brand
- Our Christmas gift guide

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PROTECT<br />

YOURSELF<br />

WITH SUMMER FAST APPROACHING, MANY OF<br />

US ARE DRAWN TO ENJOYING THE SUN’S RAYS<br />

– EVEN LYING IN THE SUN – BUT BE WARNED.<br />

According to Cancer Council<br />

Australia, around two in three<br />

Australians will be diagnosed<br />

with some form of skin cancer before<br />

the age of 70.<br />

One of the best ways to protect<br />

yourself against the sun’s harmful rays<br />

is by using a sunscreen. But one of<br />

the most confusing terms is SPF. What<br />

does this actually mean?<br />

Sunscreens are merely filters, and all<br />

of them will let some ultraviolet (UV)<br />

radiation through at varying rates –<br />

indicated by the Sun Protection Factor<br />

(SPF) rating. The level of SPF given to<br />

each sunscreen is measured using<br />

a complex equation, and refers to the<br />

amount of UV radiation required to<br />

cause sunburn with the sunscreen on,<br />

as a multiple of the amount required<br />

without the sunscreen.<br />

The protection given by a sunscreen<br />

will also vary depending on:<br />

• The amount applied<br />

• The frequency of application<br />

• The skin type of the user<br />

• Immersion in water through<br />

swimming<br />

• The extent a person sweats<br />

• Amount of sunscreen absorbed<br />

by the skin.<br />

The use of sunscreen is an important<br />

preventative measure to help reduce<br />

your risk of developing skin cancer<br />

and premature skin ageing.<br />

Skin is highly susceptible to attack<br />

by the sun, resulting in the destruction<br />

of collagen and elastin structure,<br />

and, more seriously, the damage to<br />

cells’ DNA which can lead to possible<br />

cancer formation.<br />

So no matter what level of<br />

protection you choose, the best<br />

advice is to apply your sunscreen<br />

liberally throughout the day. CBM<br />

SPF 50+<br />

Despite having the highest<br />

rates of melanoma in the<br />

world, Australians have<br />

been slow to adopt the<br />

heightened protection offered<br />

by SPF 50+ sunscreen.<br />

According to the Cancer<br />

Council, skin cancers account for<br />

around 80 percent of all newly<br />

diagnosed cancers in Australia<br />

each year. So why has it taken<br />

so long to introduce these<br />

higher levels of protection to<br />

our shores?<br />

The concern has always been<br />

that people will think that using<br />

a sunscreen labelled SPF 50<br />

means they can use less of it or<br />

won’t have to apply it as often.<br />

And while an increase from 30<br />

to 50 sounds like a lot, in reality<br />

the extra protection offered by<br />

SPF 50 isn’t nearly as significant.<br />

Add to this the fact the average<br />

person puts on between 25 and<br />

50 percent less sunscreen than<br />

recommended, and you can see<br />

why the authorities may have<br />

urged caution over introducing<br />

what merely appears to be a<br />

significantly more effective level<br />

of protection.<br />

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