With the phrase ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ ingrained in us since childhood, it’s surprising that so many young Australians are yet to give up their sun-worshiping ways.
As it stands, Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with thousands dying each year from one of the most preventable cancers. Pretty scary…or just plain stupid?
Pretty Shady was established in NSW in the summer of 2013 and ever since, they’ve been on a mission to ‘stop skin cancer, one summer at a time.’ How are they going to do it? Being pretty shady is pretty simple really all you need is five approved summer essentials: a hat, sunglasses, clothing, sunscreen and an umbrella.
For adequate sun protection, full-brimmed hats are best. This hat offers a simple — and stylish — way to give your face a much-needed shield from blistering rays (not to mention, it lets you get away with another no-shampoo day).
UV radiation not only damages skin, it also damages eyes. Did you know prolonged exposure to the sun could cause cataracts, macular degeneration and cancer of the eye? These chic polarised shades are the perfect addition to any summer outfit.
We don’t have to tell you that sunscreen is the most important beauty product in your arsenal. We love this SPF 50+ version because it’s the ideal size to pop into our favourite bags: beauty, hand and beach.
Umbrellas are a must-have when it comes to long beach days. Whether reading a book, taking a nap or having a little time out from the scorching sun, umbrellas will allow you to stay by the waters edge from dusk til dawn. Seek shelter in style under this vibrant canvas style.
Another white cotton t-shirt couldn’t hurt! Pop it on to protect your shoulders, chest and back from getting too sun-kissed.
Being sun smart has never felt or looked so good