Protect your skin

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. Fortunately, most skin cancer can be prevented by using good sun protection when the UV is above 3.

Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! Slide! during sun protection times.

It’s never too late to improve your sun protection habits, whether you’re six months or 60 years old.

Slip on clothing

Clothing can be a great barrier between the sun’s UV and your skin.

Slop on sunscreen

Sunscreen should be considered the last line of defence. No sunscreen blocks 100% of UV radiation.

Slap on a hat

Look for a hat with a tight weave and broad brim that provides good shade to your face, head, neck and ears.

Seek shade

Shade can be natural, built or portable.

Slide on sunglasses

Choose a close-fitting, wrap-around style of sunglasses.

At the snow

UV levels can be more intense at the snow.