What is UVA and UVB?
UVA – Is the UV part of the sunlight that causes blotchiness of the skin, wrinkles, sagging and ageing skin. High doses can cause skin cancer.
UVB – This is more dangerous than UVA and is the main cause of sunburn & skin cancer.
Our own state of WA has some of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
To help protect us, the Bureau of Meterology publishes a UV alert tool every day in the weather section of the West Australian. This tells you the time of day when the UV is going to reach 3 or above.
This means if you are going to be in the sun when the UV is 3 or above, you need to ensure you have sunscreen protection on.
So its “slip, slop, slap”
Slip on a shirt
Slop on sunscreen (SPF 30)
Slap on a hat!
Enjoy Perth’s beautiful weather and be safe!
Call 92869900 – yes, we do skin checks!