Here at Newcastle Pools the safety of our community is important to us. To help you keep sun safe while enjoying our facilities we have gathered a few tips and tricks.
According to the Cancer Council there are many ways in which we can reduce our risk of skin cancer. The following are six simple ways you could improve your safety:
Slip on lightweight clothing that covers as much skin as possible. It is recommended that you wear a collared shirt that will help protect the back of your neck from sun damage.
Slop on SPF30 or high broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen. It is recommended that you apply a generous amount of sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside. This includes applying it to your head, neck and each limb (front and back).
Slap on a hat. Cancer Council suggests wearing either a broad brimmed, legionnaire or bucket hat. These all cover your face, nose, neck and ears.
Seek shade and a cool place to rest. The best way to keep sun safe is to avoid being directly in the sun.
Slide on a pair of sunglasses. This will help to avoid any eye damage that the sun may cause.
Slurp on a cool drink of water, or possibly a hydralite. This helps to maintain your levels and avoid any possibility of dehydration.
Important Reminder: Although the sun may not be shining every day this summer, the UV rays are still out and stronger than ever! These are the days that we need to incorporate the above steps more thoroughly.
Cancer Council have also developed an app to help you keep track of your sun activity and furthermore improve your sun safety! You can view more information for the SunSmart App here.
Join us in being sun safe at Newcastle Pools!