Exposure to UV rays can lead to:
Time of Day: Avoid direct sun exposure when the UV index is 3 or higher.
Shade: Seek shade or make shade by using an umbrella or other shaded shelter.
Cover Up: Wear clothes that cover as much of the skin as possible or UV-protective clothing. Wear a wide brimmed hat or baseball cap with flaps that cover the neck and ears.
Sunscreen: Apply plenty of sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, labelled “broad spectrum” and “water resistant”. Reapply when needed (especially after swimming, sweating, or towelling). Use a sunscreen lip balm.
Sunglasses: Wear close-fitting/wrap-around sunglasses with UV 400 or 100% UV protection.
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