Prevention

  • Avoid the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm daylight savings time. This is when UV Rays are at their highest.
  • Apply sunscreen before you go outsideApply 30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen 20 minutes before you go outside. Don’t forget the back of your hands, your neck and ears, spots we often forget. Regular applications of sunscreen are necessary. Water-resistant sunscreen is best if you are sweating, involved in active sport or swimming.
  • Wear a broad brimmed or legionnaires hat that provides coverage to your whole head and to your ears and neck. If your hat doesn’t provide full coverage, make sure you apply sunscreen to exposed areas.
  • Sunglasses that meet the Australian Standard are also necessary to block out damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, protecting your eyes from possible damage.
  • Wear a shirt with a collar and long sleeves. If you hold it up to the light you can check the density of the weave. Higher density weaves mean greater protection for your skin.
  • Take precautions even on cooler or cloudy days. UV radiation still occurs on these days.