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  • A solarium or collarium does not provide a safe tan.
  • A solarium or collarium does not protect your skin from the sun.
  • If you notice your skin starts to change colour (red, freckle, tan or deeper skin colouration) that’s a clear sign your body is trying to protect itself from UV radiation.
  • Each time you expose your skin to UVradiation, either in the sun, a solarium or a collarium, you increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
  • Overexposure to UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer and premature ageing.
  • Commercial solariums and collariums are banned in Victoria.

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Reviewed on: 21-02-2024