What sunscreen is recommended for working outdoors?

It is important to remember that no sunscreen provides complete protection from UV radiation – so never rely on sunscreen alone.

The NSW Cancer Council recommends that sunscreens should:

  • be at least SPF30+, broad spectrum and water resistant
  • be applied generously to clean, dry skin 15 to 20 minutes before going outdoors
  • reapplied every two hours or more often when sweating.

Always check and follow the use by date on sunscreen.

It is also recommended to protect lips with an SPF 30+ lip balm.

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