Sun protection during the colder months seems to slip many people's minds but the UV levels across Australia can remain at 3 or above. If you're a regular skier, the UV levels in alpine regions are higher than levels in regions at sea level. Then there's highly reflective snow to factor in as well!
The more often you get burnt and the severity of the sunburn, can mean your risk of developing melanoma can be higher. Even the mildest sunburn can increase this risk. After the sunburn fades away, the unseen damage that is done to our skin cells, remains. Sunscreen helps protect your skin but be sure to use it correctly for maximum protection.
Here are some basic facts that you need to know about SPF (sun protection factors) and the application of sunscreen:
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.