Summer’s here, but are you ready for the UV?

Summer time and warmer weather means spending more times outdoors and enjoying activities such as walking outdoors, swimming and BBQ picnics.

It’s always a great idea to be prepared for the summer heat with lighter clothing like shorts and tee shirts, but are you prepared to be sun safe?

A big factor in being sun safe is to know what the UV index is. The UV index is used to indicate the UV radiation levels and divides them into levels including low (1-2), moderate (3-5), high (6-7), very high (8-10), extreme (11 and above). You can find out the UV index from the weather report or apps for your phone.

Here are top tips to keep you and your loved ones sun safe this summer:

  • Wear broad spectrum sunscreen that’s SPF30 or higher and don’t forget to reapply every couple of hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect your face, head, ears and neck. It’s also important to remember to wear sunnies to protect your eyes.
  • Seek shade during the day
  • Be mindful of checking UV index and when levels are 3 or above to make sure you’re being sun safe. You can still get sun damage on a cooler or partly cloudy day because of similar UV levels.

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