We live in a country that embraces fun-in-the-sun as a way of life. Protect your family from the harsh Aussie sun with this easy to apply, quick absorbing sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. A great multi purpose, hydrating sunscreen available in a range of easy to use applications and sizes – perfect for every day use!
1. Applying Sunscreen
Apply your sunscreen at least 15 - 20 minutes before you hit the outdoors! This gives your skin enough time to absorb all your sunscreen’s protective properties
Reapply at least every two hours when outdoors, especially after swimming, towel drying or exercising.
3. Cover up
Cover up and not only with sunscreen! Keep those rays at bay by seeking shade, wearing wide brimmed hats, covering up with sun protective clothing, and wearing sunglasses.
4. Don’t Forget
Don't forget those hard to reach or forgotten spots; your ears, nose, lips, under your eyes, and especially the tops of your feet and the back of your knees!
5. How much?
The average adult should apply approximately 35mL – 40mL of sunscreen for one full body application including face, ears and neck.
6. Avoid Peak UV Times
Remember that UV levels are at their highest between 9:50 am to 4:10 pm, avoid exposure to the sun during these hours.
7. Overcast Days
It’s just as important to apply your sunscreen on cloudy overcast days as the sun’s ultra violet rays are still harmful.
9. When should I use sunscreen?
Everyday! Sunscreen should be used in all seasons since the sun’s rays can harm you all year long.
10. Habit forming
Apply sunscreen as the first part of your child’s daily routine and start a healthy sun practice for life
Accidental sunburn can happen to even the most careful of Australians. Most have been sunburned at least once in their life, and many people get sunburned regularly every summer. Sunburn needs to be avoided at all costs, as they can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer.Sunburn is a reaction to over-exposure to UV radiation. Without proper protection, UV radiation immediately starts to injure deep into the layers of your skin, damaging the skins cells. Sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes. Skin turns red within hours of being burnt but sunburn will continue to develop for the next 1-3 days after exposure to UV radiation.
For sunburns that can be treated at home, follow these steps to relieve discomfort:
• Drink Fluids – Replenish your body fluids by drinking water, juice or sports drinks
• Cool your body down – Take a cool bath in tepid water to cool your skin down and relieve the pain
• Relieve the Burn – Apply a soothing product designed to alleviate the discomfort of Sunburn such as Banana Boat AfterSun to soothe the skin and minimise peeling.
• Stay out of the Sun – Avoid being exposed to sun until the sunburn fade
Usually, sunburn does not require a doctor’s care. However,
- if you are running a fever, see a doctor, as that would indicate possible heatstroke
- if a young child has a bad sunburn and is at risk of dehydration, or if someone is burned over a large portion of his/her body, they may require medical attention.†”
- If your baby is under one years old and gets sunburned, call your doctor.
†The Skin Cancer Foundation
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