Whatever your skin type, too much exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can do serious damage to your body. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in th world.

Spending just a short time in the sun can result in sunburn, heat exhaustion or heat stroke – which in some cases can cause illness, or even death.

Protect Yourself

SLIP on a shirt (preferably a light-coloured long-sleeved one)

SLAP on a hat (the wider  the brim, the better)

SLOP on the appropriate sunscreen

It’s also a good idea to avoid direct exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day – between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Try to take advantage of shade when ever possible.

Stay Hydrated & Protect Your Eyes

When visiting the beach or staying outside for extended periods, ensure you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

To prevent the sun’s harmful rays damaging your eyes, you should wear sunglasses offering 100% UV protection.

Remember: SLIP – SLAP – SLOP -  and don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you to the beach.