Cover up ...Wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses (UVA/UVB) and loose- fitting clothes covering as much of the body as possible (e.g. wear a t-shirt over your bathing suit).
Use sunscreen with an SPF 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.
Look for shade.
Limit outdoor activities ...between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's harmful rays are the hottest.
Watch a Health Canada video on how to be sun safe.
Page Last Modified: Tuesday, 21 August 2012.