Check that you have the right tools for the job, at the right times. Slip, slop, slap, cover and seek shade.

Here is a question...what is your largest organ?....think about it, think about it, and ... NO. It’s not that! 

What is the largest organ? It is your skin, of course. And because we wear it on the outside it’s pretty important to look after it. Especially us blokes, because we have much higher rates of skin cancer than women.

Now you don’t have to go and spend a fortune on moisturisers like your other half might, but you do need to think about how to look after your mug – and the rest of you.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand, but it can be  avoided if you follow our Hot Tip.

When you cover things, they last longer. Same goes for you.  (Click to view video)

Key Points:

  • Most skin cancers are caused by too much time in the sun, and don’t forget the dangers of the sun reflecting off the snow and water.
  • Skin damage appears as we age and can be caused by too much sun during childhood. Protect the whānau with the “slip slop” rule
  • Protect yourself – slip slop slap and wrap, cover and shade
  • Watch for skin changes, discuss with your doctor or health professional