It’s A Good Idea…

Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. To make it easier for Australians to remember how to protect their skin, The Cancer Council Victoria coined this catchy slogan: Slip! Slop! Slap!

Maybe it can help you remember the essentials of sun protection.

Slip! … Slip on a shirt.
Slop! … Slop on sunscreen.
Slap! … Slap on a wide-brimmed hat.

Worldwide, experts agree that the Australians’ use of the word “slop!”  accurately describes how sunscreen should be used. Most people do not apply enough sunscreen to help protect against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. One ounce (30cc), enough to fill a shot glass, is considered by experts to be the amount needed to cover the exposed areas of the body properly. So, when applying sunscreen, remember to “slop” it on!