Limit your time in the sun…between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s harmful rays are the hottest.
Cover up. Wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection and light-coloured loose- fitting clothes covering as much of the body as possible (e.g. long sleeved shirt and pants).
Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply 30 minutes before going outside and every 2 hours and after skin becomes wet from water or sweating. Sunscreen is not recommended for babies under the age of 6 months.
Check the UV Index. Tune into your local radio or TV station or check online for the UV Index in your area. When the UV Index is moderate (3 or higher) take precaution by covering up, and wearing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Avoid using indoor tanning beds. Remember no tan is a safe tan!
Watch a Government of Canada video on how to be sun safe.
Page Last Modified: Friday, 22 August 2014.