The Australian sun is intense, as illustrated by the Solargis map (areas with extremely high levels of UV are highlighted in red and pink).
On days with high UV ratings, the harsh Australian sun can burn unprotected skin in a few minutes.
A tan is the skin’s physiological response to the damage that the skin is getting from the UV rays. Deep penetrating UVA radiation accounts for over 90% of our skin’s ageing over our lifetime.
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