Sunscreen Hints & Tips

Tip 1:  Protect

Apply SunSense™ sunscreen liberally at least 20 minutes before going outdoors.

Be careful not to miss any exposed areas.

Apply more than ½ teaspoon (around 3ml) to each arm and face/neck (guidance based on an average sized adult).

Cover up with clothing, hats and sunglasses, and protect children and babies from direct sun at ALL times.

Apply more than 1 teaspoon (around 6ml) to each leg, front and back of body (guidance based on an average sized adult).

Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen.

Apply sunscreen evenly and reapply frequently. Use a mirror when applying to the face, being careful to avoid the eyes.

Important to also seek shade and avoid times when the UV index is high.

Tip 2:  Maintain

Use sunscreen generously, and reapply frequently.

Reapply SunSense™ sunscreen every two hours as directed, and especially after swimming, exercising, sweating and toweling dry.

Waterproof sunscreen does not exist, but SunSense™ is water resistant for up to 4 hours.

Tip 3:  Maintain

Check yourself and your family’s skin regularly. Examine the areas that aren’t normally exposed to the sun. Look for changes in shape, colour or size, or a new spot. It is important to get your skin checked by a GP or specialist.