Protect your skin ethically this summer

How well are you really protecting your skin? You may think you’ve heard it all before, but skin cancer cases in Australia are increasing.

As a general rule, your skin requires protection whenever the UV Index level is three (moderate) or above.

In NSW, the highest UV index months are January and December (UV index 12). Extreme risk of harm from unprotected Sun exposure is in effect for 9 hours between 9am–6pm.

How do I enjoy the outdoors safely?

Here are three easy steps you can take to protect your skin from the sun:

Protective clothing


Wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible, especially your shoulders, arms and legs. The best forms of protective clothing are loose fitting, closely woven fabrics that cast a dense shadow when held up to the light.

Tscudo offers the best collection in sun protective apparel. It’s UPF50+, it blocks UVA and UVB rays, assists in protection against skin damage, it’s lightweight, quick dry. Perfect in the water and on land and it’s made from recycled plastic bottles. In fact, six bottles make up one Tshell and it’s made in Sydney, Australia. 

Broad-brimmed hat


A hat with a brim of at least 7cm is a great way to protect not only the top of your head but also your neck, ears and face. These are parts of the body where skin cancer often occurs.

The perfect shell to protect your little one from melting, the Jaffa hat is the cutest accessory on the beach this summer.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are not just a fashion accessory – they protect your eyes from damage by blocking UV rays. This is important for kids too! Look for the kind that has both UVA and UVB protection. The label might say UV 400 or 100% UV protection.

Shop our Woodhoy eyewear collection, comes with durable comfort spring-loaded hinges and high-quality lenses which are CE and FDA approved, UV400 (100% UVA/UVB protective) and polarized. Rest assured: these are top of the market standards.

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