We all know the saying ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ – now it’s easy to slip on a shirt and slap on a hat but when it comes to slopping on sunscreen it isn’t that simple. Creams, sprays, lotions and gels, SPF15+, SPF30+, broad spectrum - the sunscreen aisle of your local pharmacy offers an abundance of choices but may seem confusing. Which sunscreen will give you the best protection from the harsh Australian sun and keep your skin safe this Summer?
Spring has well and truly sprung, bringing with it beautiful sunny days, blooming gardens and the excitement of knowing that Summer is just around the corner. While most people look forward to the sunny Spring months, many of us dread it – hay fever, seasonal allergies and asthma are all in full swing at this time of year so let’s take a look at the most common Spring health issues and the best the ways to prevent them so we can enjoy what should be the best time of the year.
Sneezing, coughing, runny nose – we all know the signs of a dreaded cold, one of the most common illnesses known to man. Although colds are usually harmless, they can be very unpleasant. In Australia the average adult suffers through 2-4 colds per year with symptoms lasting up to 2 weeks. That’s a lot of tissues, and a lot of time off work. Colds are usually caused by a viral infection and spread through droplets in the air.