Can I get sunburn on a cloudy day?

You can suffer sun damage even on a cloudy day. Believe it or not, up to 80 per cent of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds and fog, so even though you might feel more protected because you can’t feel the heat of the sun (or see your shadow!) you still need to practice sun safety and wear sun screen.

Can I use a lower SPF on cloudy days?

You should still use a broad-spectrum sunscreen on cloudy days. In fact, some research has shown that particular types of clouds can increase the focus of UV light, raising the risk factor.

Related articles

Will sunscreen block Vitamin D?

While we need Vitamin D, that doesn’t mean you should avoid sunscreen.

Read More

Does layering sunscreen increase SPF protection?

Layering two SPF does not add up to a higher level of protection. Using an SPF8 and SPF15 together won't allow you to remain in the sun 23 times longer than without protection.

Read More

Does higher SPF sunscreen contain more chemicals?

Higher SPF sunscreen does not contain more chemicals than sun lotions with lower SPF.

Read More

If I wear higher SPF, can I apply less often?

A higher SPF sunscreen does not mean you can apply less often.

Read More

Banana Boat busts sun safety myths

More than half of Australian parents have a low understanding of sunscreen and sun safety. Don’t be one of them with this handy video. Watch now!

Read More

Is there a safe way to tan?

Many people incorrectly believe that there is a safe way to get a sun tan.

Read More