December marks the start of summer and with it comes a season of fun, outdoor activities. So, it’s a timely reminder to be super sun safe!

That’s why we’ve put together a few of our top tips for a sun smart trip.

Cover up

When you are out in the sun, wear covered up clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible. Sunglasses are also a great way to protect your eyes from the UV light.

Wear sunscreen

Before going outside, apply a water resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Remember to re-apply this every 2 hours, and always after swimming or sweating!

Limit your sun exposure

Try to limit how much time you spend in the sun between 10am and 4pm as this is when the UV rays are strongest. Seek out shade whenever possible and consider taking an umbrella or tent with you to the beach for extra protection.

Good habits start now so protect your skin from the sun and stay safe this summer season!