Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Protecting your Skin Againts Sun Exposure

  • Apply Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or more to all exposed skin. “Broad-spectrum” provides protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply approximately every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear protective clothes, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, where possible.
  • Seek Shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, seek shade.
  • protect your kids from sun exposure. Be sure to play in the shade, use protective clothing, and apply sunscreen
    Use Extra Caution Near the water and the Sand  because they reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunbur through a healthy diet that may include vitamin supplements. Don't seek the sun

  • Ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want to look like you've been in the sun, consider using a sunless self-tanning product, but continue to use sunscreen with 

  • If you notice anything changing, growing, or bleeding on your skin, see a dermatologist. Skin cancer is very treatable when caught early.


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