Read on for our Expert Sun safety & Anti ageing tips by local Dermal Clinician, Rosh from Australian Dermal Clinic.

When it comes to our kids, we want the best for them. Unfortunately, the damage by the sun in primary school-aged kids, can manifest into skin cancer in adulthood.

Statistics show that 2 in 3 kids at primary school now, will have skin cancer by the time they are 70 years old, and there is also evidence of it manifesting earlier in life too!

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The good news is, that research shows, that 96% of all skin cancers can be prevented, by raising awareness of sun safety behaviour in our kids.
Let’s be real, there is no one watching them really in the midday sun (the hottest time of the day), but as parents, we can drill the information into them, I’ve created an informative brochure to help!

Please take a read the attached brochure which contains valuable anti-aging & Sun safety information.

Pro tip: Print it out and pop it on your fridge as a daily reminder! Print here

We asked Rosh to tell us a little about herself and how her business evolved, read on to see how she became so passionate about helping others and spreading awareness around Sun safety and Anti ageing.

Tell us about yourself and how you started your business

I was an accountant back in the day (2010), and had cystic acne and was suffering mentally from low self-esteem, I avoided all social gatherings or would have my hair covering my face to hide my acne. I never had the proper help or treatments to overcome the way I felt about my skin.

One day sitting at my desk at my accounting job, I thought maybe I should study ‘A Diploma of Beauty Therapy’ and still keep my accounting job, as it was paying well.
I started studying at Mask Academy in Parramatta, full-time and worked part-time, so it was 7 days of work and study. But I wasn’t sure if being a beautician was for me. I did my work experience at La Sante Medi Spa, where I worked alongside doctors and nurses and saw real life-changing results, and retained my clientele base.

Then, I thought why not be a Beautician? It was so much more rewarding than counting beans! I had people wanting to book in with me, and I was in demand, I knew I must be doing something right, so I ventured out, and opened my first clinic in Double Bay, Called Wild Orchid Beauty.
After falling pregnant I studied ‘A Bachelor of Dermal Science’ to expand my knowledge and help my clients better.

I now reside at Gledswood Hills with a salon at Narellan. I have clients that have followed me for 10 years, they always come back for advice, as they trust me. I believe in being honest and not taking clients’ money If I know that what they need is out of my scope.

When you first started your business, what was one of the biggest obstacles you faced?

My biggest obstacle was finding the right help for my skin! I spent thousands $$$ on my skin and after being rushed in and out and feeling like just another number, I wouldn’t follow through with product recommendations because I had lost trust in products, treatments & the service provided to me.
My second biggest obstacle once I started out in business was finding good staff and making sure they had a similar vision, ethics, morals, and values. All of my previous staff do work for themselves now and are all successful 🙂

What is your favourite part of your job?

Seeing the difference and hearing my clients feedback with the results. I know first hand how much of an improvement it can make for your self confidence! Also Massage! To me it’s like meditation, when all is quiet and the relaxing music and aromas drift me away from any mental noise. I love giving a good massage.

What’s one piece of helpful advice you could share with someone starting out in your industry?

Never stop learning, promise less, and deliver more.

What are the top treatments clients come to you for and the number 1 they should really be seeing you for.

Prevention of Ageing should be done earlier in age as sometimes even with all the high-tech devices, once the damage is done, it cannot be reversed. ACNE, and ANTI-AGEING treatments are very popular with my clientele base.

What are your top tips for staying sun safe in the Australian climate?

Check the UV index on your mobile phone in the weather APP
SLIP on (protective clothing)
SLOP (SPF-reapply every 2 hours or sooner)
Slap on a (Wide-brim hat)
Slide on (sunglasses), and
Seek shade (under trees, etc).

Do you have any special offers for our Camden Mums Hub Audience?

A Bespoke Acne or Anti- Age Peel facial for $79 valid until March 31st 2023! Mention CAMDEN MUMS HUB when booking

View more information and visit Rosh at Australian Dermal Clinic here:

Some information from Cancer Council NSW

Using sunscreen on babies and children

Cancer Council recommends protecting babies and children’s skin with physical barriers such as wraps, clothing, hats and using shade as much as possible. If your baby or child is going to be exposed to the sun, apply sunscreen to those small areas of skin not covered by wraps, clothing and a hat.

Babies aged under 6 months have highly absorptive skin and the Australasian College of Dermatologist recommends minimising use of sunscreen. Always usage test any product first on a small area of your baby or child’s skin for any negative reactions and apply sunscreen to those areas of exposed skin that can’t be covered with hats and clothing. If your baby or child reacts to sunscreen, seek advice from your doctor or chemist.

When you’re out and about:

  • Check your children often to ensure they are well protected. Adjust covers on prams and strollers to make sure babies remain shaded.
  • Encourage your children to play in the shade. Remember even in shade, scattered or reflected UV radiation can cause skin damage.
  • Keep children’s hats on.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more often if wiped or washed off.
  • Be a role model for your child and practice good sun protection behaviors yourself.

Sun protection isn’t just for summer 

In NSW, UV levels remain 3 and above for most or all of the year round – even on cool or cloudy days. Check the the SunSmart app or a newspaper daily for your local UV levels and recommended sun protection times.