SUNSMART

Skin Cancers, skin protection, sun radiation, campaigns

Skin Protection

Ways that you can keep your skin protected include:


1. SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SEEK AND SLIDE;

  • Slip on a shirt
  • Slop on sunscreen
  • Slap on a hat
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on some sunnies

2. UVA and UVB:

  • UVA rays are long rays that penetrate deep into the skin.
  • UVB rays are short, powerful and harmful rays that affect the outer layer of the skin. It also causes sunburn and produces melanin, which gives people a tan.

Sun Radiation

What it is:

UV radiation is the best source of vitamin D. It can't be seen or felt.


What it does to the skin:

Too much UV exposure from the sun is a major cause of sunurn, premature aging, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer.

Three of the most common skin cancers

Campaigns

Some campaigns trying to prevent people getting skin cancer include:


Nivea: Where you can see a different reflection of yourself, showing whether or not your skin is really protected.


Banana Boat: Advertising their sunscreen and the strength and blockage of it against the UV rays.


Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide: Featuring Sid the Seagull, with him advertising the five ways on how to be sunsmart so that you can avoid skin damage leading to skin cancer.