Some reasons why you should be sunsmart is you will highly likely get melanoma, cancer or sunburn. You don’t want that do you? To keep away from those nasty things you need to slip, slop, slap and wrap in the sun.
The first way you can stay safe in the sun is to slip into a extended-sleeved shirt and into the shade. Normally, material with a denser intertwine and darker colours will give you greater preservation from the sun. Thats one way to keep safe in the sun.
Another way to stay safe around the sun is to slop on some broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30+. Usual you should put sunscreen 20 minutes before you go in the sun and reapply every two hours. A interesting fact is that seven teaspoons of sunscreen is the amount of sunscreen you need.
There is a third way you can stay safe is to wear a hat! Did you know at Pt. England school there is a korero/rule called Puro To Potae? It means to wear a hat. The best hat to wear is a hat with a wide-brim or a cap with flaps. You should always wear a cap during the summer holidays and daylight savings, (September - April).
Finally, now that you know what can happen to you when you don’t put on sunscreen, you should always slip, slop and slop in the sun so you don’t get melanoma, cancer or sunburn.