What are the Australian conditions and why are they so harsh? FIND OUT what your skin goes through daily, in Australia.
Australia's climate varies greatly throughout the eight states and territories; there are four seasons across most of the country and a wet and dry season in the tropical north.
It is not uncommon for the peak of summer to reach a staggering 40°C across Australia with UV levels reaching UV index of 11-12. Just to put this into perspective, a UV index of 3 and above is when sunscreen should be applied.
Whilst in the peak of winter, temperatures can drop as low as 3°C across the Eastern and Southern territories. Although cold, rainfall is gradually decreasing, causing longer droughts. This means the winter air often lacks the moisture needed to keep our skin well hydrated.
Of course, we know one of the benefits of our great country is the opportunity to have fun and enjoy time with family and friends outdoors. But we also know the harsh, dry conditions of Australia put stress on our skin. Over exposure to the sun has been directly linked to causing some skin cancers and Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
The extreme dry winter air leaches moisture and can cause dry skin and can exacerbate conditions such as eczema. Perfect conditions for a flare up! This highlights the importance of a good skincare routine, inside, outdoors and all year round. Whether its protecting your skin from the harsh summer sun or rehydrating from winter’s bitter air, or air conditioning. Hamilton moisturises and protects skin giving you and your family comfort in our Australian conditions.
Did you know?
The "official" highest temperature recorded in Australia was at Oodnadatta in South Australia on the 2nd of January 1960, it was 50.7 degrees Celsius.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Australia was at Charlotte Pass in New South Wales on the 29th of June 1994, it was minus 23 degrees Celsius. *