While we are living, in my opinion, in the best place in the world, there is one significant drawback to living in Australia: The Harsh Aussie Sun.
While the sun radiates light to earth that makes those summer days all more enjoyable, part of that light consists of invisible UV rays. When these rays reach the skin, they cause tanning, burning, and other skin damage. UVA rays cause skin ageing and wrinkling, and contribute to skin cancer, such as melanoma. UVB rays cause the skin to burn and become red and inflamed. Although both UVA and UVB are bad for skin, UVA rays are more of a threat because a much more significant percentage of them reach the earth's surface. Because of this exposure, we are limited to treatments and active ingredients to prevent skin damage - especially in the summer months, which seem to be going on for a lot longer than we have ever experienced before.