Summer has arrived and the sun is shining bright! What better time to talk about UV Safety?
The sun puts out radiation known as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both can damage your skin and eyes
- UV-A rays reach the outer layer of your skin
- UV-B rays can reach the middle layer of your skin
Unprotected skin exposure can cause:
- Vision problems
- Suppression of the immune system
- Premature aging of the skin
- Skin cancer
What can you do to protect yourself from exposure?
- Cover up ( wear a hat or shade protective clothing to shield your skin )
- Stay in the shade ( stay in the shade between 10AM and 4PM because this is when the sun’s rays are the most intense )
- Choose the right sunscreen ( make sure you use at least a 15 spf sunscreen and that it has a UV-A and UV-B protection )
- Use the right amount of sunscreen ( When in the sun you should apply a palmful of sunscreen every 2 hours and you should apply it even more if you are swimming or sweating )
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