Fun in the Sun Blog

Supporting the Riverina Melanoma Ride 2022

Supporting the Riverina Melanoma Ride 2022

Melanoma survivor Matt Kean organised an awesome 1000km bike ride around the Riverina for eight days from 31st March - 7th April.  The goal is to increase awareness of melanoma and raise funds for Amie St Clair Melanoma - Melanoma Institute Australia.   In the weeks leading up to the ride Matt has been speaking at schools, as well as sporting and community groups, in the region to spread the message: 'Prevention is better than a cure'! The ride has been taking in those schools, and getting a great reception everywhere they've been! Matt's Story "First and foremost I am a 43...

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The 3 Best Zinc-based Sunscreens, as voted by the Crazy Arms team

The 3 Best Zinc-based Sunscreens, as voted by the Crazy Arms team

The Crazy Arms team often get asked what sunscreens we recommend for those parts of the body that can’t be protected by clothing. With so many to choose from on the supermarket shelves, it can be a daunting task to pick one.  The reality is that using any of the available sunscreens is better than no sun screen on high UV days. But if you want to be a bit fussier, below are the top 3 choices we use on ourselves and our family. Our criteria - which type of sunscreen / UV-blocker is best? Both chemical and mineral blockers do...

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How to keep those Crazy Arms White!

How to keep those Crazy Arms White!

Even with careful washing, whites can go a little grey with constant wear (scroll down for some tips on how to keep your whites as bright as possible). Here’s four ways to try and help remove stains or brighten up your whites, starting with the least toxic.

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Why ‘clothing is king’ when it comes to sun protection.

Why ‘clothing is king’ when it comes to sun protection.

Article updated August 2021 Can you trust sunscreen?  As a Cancer Council spokesperson told us at a recent school event, when it comes to sun protection, ‘clothing is king’.  So what does that mean for ‘slopping’ on sun screen, and can we trust it?  Our answer is a ‘yes' - with reservations - based on our own research. Life is not a laboratory! The first issue is making sure you apply the necessary amount. Cover every exposed area on your kids accurately, 20 minutes before going out in the sun.  Then repeat every two hours or more often. As parents, we know...

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