Remember to protect yourself from the sun in five ways!
Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and National Shade Day is all about spreading the word about how to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays, the leading cause of melanoma and other skin cancers.
The best way to prevent melanoma is to protect your skin from the sun and to avoid using sunbeds. Love your natural skin tone! Try to avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day and protect yourself from the sun in these five ways:
Seek shade, especially in the hottest part of the day
Wear a broad-brimmed hat
Wear wrap-around sunglasses
Wear sun-protective clothing that covers your back, shoulders, arms and legs
Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30+ every 2 hours and after swimming or exercise
Download the Protect Yourself poster
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