We have all heard about the hole in the ozone but do you even notice it when you are in Australia?
The answer is YES! It might take one day walking around in the sun, but that’s all that it will take! It isn’t like any other sun you have ever experienced so take precautions so you don’t get sunburnt in Australia.
1) Buy a good wide brimmed hat and wear it! You will notice most others are wearing them too and if you teach, it is a requirement to wear a hat during recess.
2) Cover up! Wear capris and a thin long sleeve so to not cause unnecessary skin damage in the sun.
3) Slop on the sunscreen – remember just because you use 30 doesn’t mean that it still doesn’t need reapplying (you will still sweat it off or swim it off!).
4) Wear 100% UV protected sunglasses. You can damage your eyes and it is not something to mess around with.
5) Don’t stay out in the sun in Australia too long. Enjoy the outdoors but put yourself under shade as often as possible.
Remember, skin cancer is common and if you ask around, you will find that a large percentage of Australians have had to remove moles, and skin spots on different parts of their body and they get their skin checked at least once a year!
Now if that doesn’t make you think twice before you throw on your bikini and walk out onto the beach in Australia, remember that the sun dries out your skin and will eventually age you more than if you cover up! Be smart about it!