Fun in the Sun Blog — Sun Protection

Why we love our kids to play outdoors

Why we love our kids to play outdoors

Mornings on the beach. One of the great joys of parenthood are early mornings on the beach. Coffee in hand (recycled cup, please), we can watch as our kids are playing in the sand, running in and out of the gently breaking ocean, stimulated by nature. Kids enjoy the sensory engagement with sand and sea, figuring out the fundamentals of science and engineering without the need for a special STEM classroom. We observe teamwork lasting far longer than we would normally expect, often only interrupted when one of the big kids (i.e. parents) want to get in on the act,...

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Why we need to forget our childhoods, when it comes to sun protection

Why we need to forget our childhoods, when it comes to sun protection

Co-Founder Jason Rance reminisces about sun protection in the 70's, the impact of early skin damage, and what inspired the development of Crazy Arms.

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Cloudy, rainy days, and still dangerous UV

Cloudy, rainy days, and still dangerous UV

On hot days with clear blue skies in the middle of summer, most of us are aware that we have to stay out of the sun and take precautions. Often there will a UV rating – the estimate of the harmful UV rays getting through - peaking at 11 or over.  Many of us choose to stay off the beach and in the shade during the middle of the day  ('frying' on a towel at midday is fortunatley a thing of the distant past). If you live in Brisbane, these extreme UV ratings occur on around 100 days a year; for Sydney...

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