Did you know it’s the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation – not heat – that causes skin cancer, as well as sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage?
Unlike the sun’s heat and light, we can’t see or feel UV rays. That means we usually don’t know when our skin is being damaged until it’s too late.
So how do you know when you need to protect your skin?
The free SunSmart app makes it simple, by providing you with sun protection times each day using forecast information from the Bureau of Meteorology and live UV data from Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
Check the app each day – or set a handy alert – and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
*SunSmart is a free app developed by Cancer Council Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation. App data is limited to Australia.