What better way start to the Australian year of sport than the #AO. The tennis is one of the most renowned Australian summer events where die hard fans travelling from all over the globe to enjoy our blissful sun and culture.
The #Australianopen attracted a crowd of more than 700,000 across 14 days of world-class on court action, live music, food and activities on offer around the grounds.
However, in January Melbourne represents a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Aside from wearing hats and UV-blocking sunscreen, it was recommended that AO attendees apply a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even when cloudy. Did any of us follow this guideline? The distraction of reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours seemed a little our of reach when trying to enjoy the activities the #AO had to offer.
The risk of melanoma increases with each additional sunburn and could double when someone experiences sunburn more than five times. Australians are getting sunburnt due to incidental and accidental sun exposure. We have found that over 60% of Australians experienced sunburn within the last year.
What did we do about it?
Well, director and co-founder of Dermal Hub (Derya Koch) took to the Tennis wearing her 99% UVB and UVA Halo. Blocking all means of any sun damaged to her face.
Not only practical in protecting her skin but looked much better than a face full of zinc!