Australian Government Department of Health
Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face and neckWear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possibleSeek shadeWear wrap-around sunglassesApply SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen every two hours

Print advertisement: Don't let your time in the sun catch up with you (1)

Don't let your time in the sun catch up with you (1) (PDF 95 KB)

Advertisement shows a surgical incision with six staples:

  • staple 1 - backyard cricket games
  • staple 2 - pool party
  • staple 3 - tennis with friends
  • staple 4 - outdoor concert
  • staple 5 - barbecue at Sam's
  • staple 6 - surgery couldn't get all the cancer
Don't let your time in the sun catch up with you.

When you spend time in the sun without protection, you're increasing your risk of skin cancer. It doesn't matter whether it's at the beach, at the park, or simply in the backyard - it all adds up. So always protect yourself in five ways with a hat, clothing, shade, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra

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