From The Sun
Things you can do to minimise your chances of getting
over exposed to the sun include:
sunglasses with UV protection
a hat and a long sleeved shirt (remember that if you can see through the clothing
the sun will also get through)
precautions between 10am and 3pm when the sun's rays are most damaging
sun-screen with sun protection factor (SPF) of 15+ or more and don't forget to
reapply sunscreen every few hours, or more frequently if you are swimming, sweating
or toweling off.
best sunscreens have a sun protection factor of 15+ or more. There are a number
of sunscreens on the market in Australia that go up to SPF 50.
very difficult to treat sunburn
once it has occurred, prevention is the best medicine. If, however, you do end
up getting burnt then it is vitally important that you do not expose yourself
to further damaging rays. Stay indoors until the burning subsides or pack on the
sunscreen and cover up with clothing.
swim under supervision. Or with a friend.
and obey the signs.
change regularly, check before you enter the water.
at least 15+ sun screen and wear a shirt, hat and sun screen. (30+ available)
the surf conditions before you enter the water. Check to see if a warning flag
is up or check with a lifeguard for water conditions, beach conditions, or any
away from piers, pilings, and diving platforms when in the water.
a lookout for aquatic life.
sure you always have enough energy to swim back to shore.
try to swim against a current if caught in one. Swim gradually out of the current,
by swimming across it.