Love the outdoors while protecting yourself and your family.
Learn how to be smart in the sun and safeguard your skin against damaging UV radiation.
Sunscreen should never be used on their own to protect against the Australian Sun.
Once the UV index is 3 or above, incorporate the following five sun safety measures into your daily outdoor routine:
Always wear sun-protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible.
Remember that light fabric with an open weave often offers low levels of protection.
Apply a quality broad spectrum, water-resistant SPF20 (or higher) sunscreen.
Make sure that the correct amount of sunscreen is applied and reapply every 2 hours or after being in the water.
Put on a board brim or legionnaire style to protect your face, head, neck and ears.
Note that while a sporting cap or small hat may look fashionable they will provide minimal protection.
Don’t forget to also protect your eyes against longterm damage from UV light.
Protect your eyes by putting on a pair of sunglasses which meet Australian Standards
Minimise direct exposure to the sun by seeking shade or creating a shaded area.
Remember that shade on its own is not enough, as reflected sunlight can still burn you under shade.