When is SunSmart season? When should you use sun protection? In Victoria sun protection is usually required from mid-August to the end of April when the UV reaches 3 and above.
What are the 5 S for SunSmart?
- Slip on covering clothing. Choose clothing that covers as much skin as possible, for example, collared shirts with long sleeves.
- Slop on SPF 30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen.
- Slap on a hat.
- Seek shade.
- Slide on some sunglasses.
What do SunSmart mean? SunSmart is a not-for-profit health promotion program in Australia that promotes a balance between the benefits and harms of sunlight exposure, most notably including vitamin D and skin cancer.
How effective is SunSmart? A proven track record in preventing cancer and saving lives – it is estimated to have prevented more than 43,000 skin cancers and 1,400 deaths from the disease in Victoria between 1988 and 2011.