Sun protection in the form of clothing, sunscreen, broad brimmed hats, shade and sunglasses is recommended during times when the UV Index is 3 and above.
Your skin cancer risk factors.
Sun protection is key to preventing skin cancer.
Protect your skin in 5 ways
Seek shade, especially in the middle of the day.
Wear a broad brimmed hat.
Wear sun-protective clothing that covers your back, shoulders, arms, and legs.
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50+ every two hours.
Test your Sun Safety knowledge
Below are three interactive conversations which allow you to test your sun safety knowledge. Follow along and click the buttons in the videos to provide your response and get an answered tailored to you.
Can you get sunburnt through a window?
True or False? One really bad sunburn as a kid can double your risk of getting skin cancer in the future.
Can you get sunburnt in the shade?
MORE SLIP SLOP SLAP RESOURCES:
BABIES & CHILDREN
Cancer Council Australia: Sun protection and babies (0-12 months)
SUN PROTECTION AT THE SNOW
BetterHealth Channel (Victorian State Government): Sun protection at the snow