Sun Aware Behavior

  • Make clothing your first line of protection. Choose clothing such as bodysuits that offer good Sun Protection coverage ie. Covers the arms and legs as well as the body. 
  • Closely woven and darker colored fabrics offer more protection from UVR than pastel colors.
  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat or legionnaires cap, sunglasses with an EPF 10 rating or goggles when skiing.
  • Seek shade whenever possible - the level of sun protection provided by a shade structure depends on the design and material used.
  • Minimize time in the sun between 10am-3pm. This practice can dramatically reduce your UVR exposure.
  • Apply sunscreen on clean, dry skin 20 minutes before going outside - do not rub in but leave a light film on the skin. Always choose a sunscreen that is water resistant, broad spectrum and rates 30+. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.