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Sun Protection Quick Tips

You can still enjoy the great outdoors - just remember to take a few simple precautions, particularly if you work or play outside, especially at the beach or on snow.

  • Protect your eyes with wrap-around sunglasses (or ones with side shields) that are UV-rated.
  • Try to spend less time in the sun. Seek shade especially in spring and summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are wearing fewer clothes or swimming, limit the time you spend in the sun by staying in the shade.
  • Wear clothes that cover your skin.
  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat.
  • Wear sunscreen on skin that is not covered, especially if you are light-skinned. Your sunscreen should block both UV-B and UV-A and have an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 15. Be sure to reapply it often, especially after swimming or exercising.

Information Courtesy of Environment Canada