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  • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is more intense in alpine (high altitude) regions than at sea level and snow is highly reflective, so sun protection is recommended at all times when outdoors at the snow.
  • Cover up with clothing and a hat, apply SPF50+ (or higher) broad-spectrum lip balm to your lips and SPF50+ (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin, and reapply every 2 hours.
  • Wear sunglasses or goggles that meet Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067 to protect your eyes from the damaging effects of UV radiation.

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Reviewed on: 21-02-2024