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Are you applying enough sunscreen?

Protect your skin!

It’s great being outdoors enjoying our beautiful country and climate. From the beach to the bush, being outdoors gives us a chance to be active, enjoy fresh air and spend time with others.

But being outdoors in Australia means we’re exposed to some of the harshest and most dangerous levels of ultraviolet radiation (UV) in the world.

Research shows 85% of Australians don’t apply enough sunscreen to prevent UV from damaging their skin.

For the parts of your body not covered by clothing, hats and sunglasses, apply sunscreen using these tips:

  • Apply sunscreen to any exposed skin at least 20 minutes before you go outside.
  • Most adults should use at least 7 teaspoons of sunscreen for one full body application to cover exposed skin properly. Use our SunScreen calculator below to help you.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if swimming or sweating. Remember to bring sunscreen with you.         

Source: Sunsmart website.