UVA & UVB PROTECTION TIPS
1. Indulge in every day using of sunscreen
Don’t forget to your sunscreen every day, no matter the season or the weather conditions. It should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and say “broad-spectrum” on the label, which means it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Put it on at least 15 minutes before going outside. Use 1 ounce, which would fill a shot glass.
2. Reapply sunscreen every two hours
Applying your sunscreen just once is not enough! Make sure that you reapply it regularly, even every hour if you are swimming or sweating.
3. Go with total UV protection sunglasses
We all know that looking directly at the sun isn’t a good idea, but just being outside on a bright day can damage your eyes, if you don’t take the necessary measures. Sunglasses are not only a great accessory but very important for your eyes protection, as they block the harmful sun rays.
4. Stay in the shade
Avoiding sun exposure by staying in the shade is your best protection. When possible, seek shade under trees with thick, leafy canopies, an umbrella, or in the shadow of a building. Wear a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, neck, ears, and the top of your head.
5. Avoid the hot hours as much as possible from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm
This is when the UV index is the highest, the day is hottest, and you run the greatest risk of sunburn or heat-related illness. As the sun moves higher in the sky, the sun’s rays become more intense and damaging to the skin and eyes. So, try to stay under the shade during the hot hours.
6. Cover up
Long-sleeved clothing in a tightly-woven fabric provides a physical barrier that limits the amount of UV rays reaching your skin. Wear loose clothing to allow air to circulate against the skin if you’re in a humid climate.