Sun Protection

The New Zealand sun is brutal. According to a 2018 skin cancer index published by German medical analyst group New Zealand and Australia have the highest susceptibility to skin cancer in the world. 

Our love for the outdoors, lack of Ozone and relatively long summers mark us as being more prone to skin melanomas, and the only good news is that treatment is getting better and better. However, prevention is still the best medicine. 

Wear a shirt, a hat,  put on sunglasses and wear sunscreen...and importantly re-apply frequently especially if skiing, swimming, surfing or exercising.