Apply these 5 SunSmart steps when the UV Level is 3+:

1. SLIP on sun-protective clothing 
  • collared tops with sleeves
  • pants or skirts to mid-calf
  • tightly woven or knitted fabrics, worn un-stretched in light colours
    2. SLOP on SPF 30+ sunscreen
    • apply 20 minutes before going outside: 2tsp per exposed limb
    • re-apply every 2 hours and after swimming or excessive sweating
    • ensure it's broad spectrum, water-resistant and within expiry
      3. SLAP on a hat
      • wide brim, bucket or legionnaire style to protect face, neck, eyes and ears
      • material that blocks light and casts shade
      • choose one that's practical cool and comfortable
      4. SEEK shade
      • natural: trees, shrubs
      • built: pergola, shade sails
      • portable: umbrella, beach tent in light colours
      5. SLIDE on sunglasses
      • close-fitting, wrap-around style
      • polarised lenses to reduce glare
      • Australian Standard AS1067: 2016 category 2+


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