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Sun-Smart Tools

5 smart tips to keep you protected from the sun

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Apply Sunscreen

Every day, all year round.

  • Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.
  • Remember that UV rays can penetrate clouds, and that concrete, sand, water and snow reflect them back to you!


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CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUNSCREEN PRODUCT.

  • Determine the sunscreen SPF protection you need based on your skin type, location and activity.
  • Don't forget to check your local UV index and weather forecast!


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APPLY SUNSCREEN GENEROUSLY AND OFTEN

  • Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Cover all exposed areas. Don't forget ears, nose, the tops of feet and the backs of knees!
  • Use at least 30 mL (1 ounce) of sunscreen lotion to help protect an average-size body.
  • Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, and after swimming, vigorous activity, sweating or toweling.


LIMIT EXPOSURE TO SUN, BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 2 P.M.

Seek the shade during peak hours.

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WEAR A HAT, SUNGLASSES & PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.

  • Wear clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible
  • Choose a wide-brimmed hat. Remember, baseball caps don't protect the ears or the vulnerable neck area!
  • Make sure sunglasses are labeled to block 99–100% of UV rays. Wraparound offer the most protection.