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.
Clothing can be a great barrier between the sun’s UV and your skin.
Sunscreen should be considered the last line of defence. No sunscreen blocks 100% of UV radiation.
Look for a hat with a tight weave and broad brim that provides good shade to your face, head, neck and ears.
Shade can be natural, built or portable.
Choose a close-fitting, wrap-around style of sunglasses.
UV levels can be more intense at the snow.