I can get you whenever you're outside

Your 5 tools for survival are:

  • SLIP
    on a shirt

  • SLOP
    on sunscreen

  • SLAP
    on a hat

  • SEEK

    on sunglasses

More sun safety tips

  • Keep your sunscreen in a handy place, like beside your toothpaste or your house keys, so you remember to put it on every day before you leave the house.
  • Try different sunscreens until you find one with a texture that suits you, as they come in various textures to suit everyone.
  • When planning outdoor activities, bring your own shade by packing a UV-protective umbrella or other portable sunshade.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before heading outside, and reapply every 2 hours or sooner if you’ve been swimming or sweating heavily.
  • Pack a sun safety kit with sunglasses, a broad-brimmed hat, and SPF30+ sunscreen to take with you everywhere, just like your wallet and keys.

Keep an eye on your skin

The more you know about your own skin, the easier it is to spot changes that need a closer look. You may need help from family or close friends to check areas you can’t see by yourself, like your back or scalp.

I can damage your eyes as well. - the sun

Last updated: May 2024