If the rising temperatures and humidity is enough indication, I think it’s safe to say Summer is on the way. For all of us as Eco Tan HQ, this means days by the beach, cold drinks and lots of time in the pool. While we’re all excited to be out in the warm weather, it can be sobering to remember that Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world. It’s incredibly pertinent that we follow a summer sun safety routine, review the warning signs of melanoma, how to check for them, and to check a mates back!
Checking your skin regularly for any new spots or changes in existing spots is crucial. Catching a melanoma early can be the difference between clear health or skin cancer.
We’ve all seen it before – some poor girl leaving the salon doing her best to hide the fact she looks like an oompa loompa… Unfortunately, a lot of spray tan solutions use orange as a dye to give that ‘tanned’ look, but we have all seen it go wrong so many times before. Worse still, to counteract the orange dye, most solutions also contain a green dye as well! What’s worse than waking up looking like Shrek?
True organic ingredients – do you actually know what you are using on your skin?
A lot of people out there think that they are using true organic ingredients in the beauty products they buy. But they aren’t… People are so often fooled by fake organic products, we’ve dubbed this term “fake-ganics“.
We’ve said it a million times before and we will say it again:
Did you know, our skin is our largest organ and a lot of what we put on it absorbs into our blood stream? That’s why more and more treatments are now available in patches! Understanding the ingredients is so vital to your health and overall wellbeing.
What we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies. Sonya is just as passionate about using true organic ingredients in the beauty products she creates, as she is when it comes to the organic ingredients she uses in her Raw Organic Juicing!
Skin cancer is one of those cancers we sometimes tend to think “well we can just get it burned off. We’ll be right.” It’s really only the last generation that we really have taken sun protection seriously. We cover our kids with creams, no hats no policy in schools and so forth. A child of the seventies and eighties it was a different story. We covered ourselves with reef oil and I remembered always being in a competition with my girlfriends who could get the darkest tan. The funny thing is, my sister Rachel, never sun baked and was diagnosed with a melanoma skin cancer at age 30. She grew up in the northern rivers area which boasts the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in Australia.
Using an organic skin care range really does make a difference.
There are SO many mistruths in Mainstream Beauty today, I want to educate YOU to choose an organic skin care range. Hey, even if it isn’t ours – be aware, read labels, do your research and know what is REALLY going onto your skin.
Things happen it life that lead you on a path. I became consumed with finding an organic solution as a safer tanning alternative.
Not only was there not a single organic tanning product, but I quickly started to recognise how harmful a simple lipstick was! I sure wasn’t going to use them and I definitely wasn’t going to take that risk on my sister’s skin. It is in these very moments, that Eco Tan my organically certified company was born. I vowed to speak up to Australian’s about toxic chemicals in mainstream beauty. Further, to make them aware of greenwashing.
With the summer at its peak in the Northern Hemisphere and on the horizon for us down under, we can all agree we are looking forward to warm days spent having fun in the sun at the beach or the park making the most of the beautiful weather. However, it is critical during summer more than ever to remember to protect your skin from the damaging impacts the sun can have. Here are our sun safety tips.
As you may know Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver were pioneered after Sonya Driver’s sister was diagnosed with a melanoma at only 30 years of age & Sonya wanted a safe sunless tanning alternative. Sun safety is at the very heart of what we do here at Eco Tan and what we try to achieve every day.
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