The Sunny Jim team is committed to delivering our valued customers an Australian designed UPF 50+ sun-shelter that provides ample shade for your entire family.
We’re also committed to bringing our customer’s relevant information and facts about how to help protect you and your family from the harmful effects of UV exposure.
Please read on to find out what the Cancer Council Australia recommends you need to know about Sun Protection Facts.
Here’s to keeping sun safe.
Slip on Protective Clothing
To be SunSmart, you must wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Shirts with collars and long sleeves and long trousers or skirts give you the most protection. Remember to look at the style of clothing as well as the fabric.
Look for clothing made of a closely woven material – the tighter the weave of the material, the better protection from UV radiation. Darker colours give slightly more protection than lighter colours but can be hotter to wear during warmer weather.
Slop on SPF 50+ Sunscreen
Sunscreen should always be used with other forms of skin protection. Sunscreen contains chemicals that either absorb or reflect UV radiation before it damages the skin.
SPF 30+ sunscreens filter out about 97 per cent of UV rays and SPF 50+ slightly more. Those labelled BROAD SPECTRUM filter both UVB and UVA radiation. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) label on a sunscreen is only a guide to the strength of the product – not how much time you can safely spend in the sun.
Slap on a Hat
Wear a hat that gives plenty of shade to your face, neck and ears as these are common sites for skin cancer.
Shade from trees and man made structures provide skin protection, but do not totally block out UV radiation. UV radiation can still be reflected off the ground and buildings around you even under dense shade.
Always use shade as well as clothes, hats and sunscreen for maximum protection from UV radiation.
When using shade cloth try to find shade cloth with at least 94 per cent protection and look for a sun protection factor of 50+ just like Sunny Jim is.
Slide on Some Sunglasses
Eyes can also be damaged by UV radiation. Damage includes degenerative changes, cataracts and pterygia.
Choose sunglasses that don’t let light in around the frames, especially at the sides, and make sure the frames fit close to the face.
All sunglasses must have a protection category label. Look for category 2, 3 or 4 and/or a lens description that states “good UV protection”. Category 0 and 1 are fashion glasses and provide only some UV protection. Polarised lenses reduce glare.