Some useful sun smart tips:

  • Watch the clock - try to limit time in direct sun between 10am and 4pm.
  • Make a statement with shades, hat and a long sleeve t-shirt.
  • Block the sun year round - it is possible to burn all year, even in the snow so don't forget to block the sun, to have fun all year round.
  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30+ - apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in the sun and after swimming, sweating or towelling off.
  • Remember your ears, nose, neck, tops of your feet and hands - they may seem small but they can really burn.
  • Waterproof your skin while swimming - use waterproof sunscreen.

To check the daily UV levels go to www.sunsmart.com.au or www.bom.gov.au/weather/uv