Australia's young men need to slip-slop-slap, reveals It's My Health, as they are most at risk of suffering from severe sunburn.
According to research published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, young men are not applying sunscreen when they spend summer weekends outdoors, especially at the beach.
Because of this, many become so sunburnt that they require hospitalisation.
This is why having a health insurance policy is so important. Most people don't realise that simple mistakes such as forgetting to put on sunscreen can sometimes result in a trip to the emergency room.
With a private health insurance policy you could be treated as a private patient in a public hospital – and HICA is here to help you find the policy that best suits your needs.
Of course, taking steps to prevent severe sunburn in the first place is always a good idea. Make sure you always put on sunscreen, whenever you go outside, and avoid being out in the sun during the hottest times of day.
Covering up with a t-shirt and wearing a hat are also quick and easy ways to limit the amount of skin you have exposed to the sun's rays.
Next time you're at the beach, try to be a fantastic role model for our nation's young men and slip-slop-slap!