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PROTECT YO' SKIN // 5 ways to be sun smart 🌞😎
We cannot stress enough how important it is to be sun-safe, not only in summer but all year round! Living in Aus, we're blessed with sunshine-filled summers and beautiful winters, but this means we need to be extra vigilant when it comes to sun safety. Here are 5 WAYS TO BE SUN SMART, directly from the Cancer Council.
The following article was originally published by the Cancer Council on cancer.org.au.
Choose clothing that covers as much skin as possible, for example, collared shirts with long sleeves. Some clothing may carry an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF), which is a guarantee of how much UV protection a fabric provides.
Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to clean, dry skin at least 20 minutes before you go outside. The average-sized adult will need a teaspoon of sunscreen for their head and neck, each limb and the front and back of the body. That's about seven teaspoons (35mL) for a full body application. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
Remember, sunscreen is not a suit of armour and should be used with other sun protection measures.
Choose a broad-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style hat which shades your face, nose, neck and ears, which are common sites for skin cancers. Caps and visors do not provide enough protection.
Use trees, built shade structures, or bring your own (such as a sunshade tent)! Shade reduces UV radiation, but it can still reach you via reflection, so make sure you use shade in combination with other sun protection measures.
Sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat worn together can reduce UV radiation exposure to the eyes by up to 98%. Sunglasses should be worn outside during daylight hours. Choose close-fitting wraparound sunglasses that meet the Australian Standard AS/NSZ 1067.
This article was originally published by the Cancer Council on cancer.org.au.
If you were looking for an excuse to get ya hands on (another) one of our famous BUCKET HATS, well here you go! Our perfectly comfy cotton bucket hats help shield yo' eyes from the sun's rays and are built to accompany you on any and all adventures. You can be sure it'll keep you cool as a cucumber on even the sunniest of days, but make sure to also use other sun-protection measures at the same time! 🌞