Blistering sunny weather has long been associated with July and that makes it the perfect month to inform people about Ultra Violet safety. Over the last 30 years, the general public has become more aware that our sun gives off 3 types of radiation; UVA, UVB, & UVC. The Earth’s stratosphere only protects us from UVC, not UVA or UVB. Without the right sun protection regimen, both UVA and UVB’s ultraviolet radiations can cause skin cancer.
We now know that overexposure to Ultra Violet radiation can cause sunburns in the short-term and skin cancer in the long-term. What you might not know is that overexposure can also cause eye cataracts, eye damage, skin aging, growths on the skin and suppression of the immune system.
1. Wear a generous amount of sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher with UVA & UVB protection. Remember to apply it every two hours to remain effective.
2. Wear sunglasses that have 100% UV protection. Even short periods of sun exposure can lead to serious damage to the eyes that can cause cataracts and if left untreated could lead to blindness.
3. 10 am to 4 pm is when UV radiation is at its strongest, so try to find shade during these periods.
4. Check the UV index. Check out your local weather news to find out what the current UV index is in your area. If the UV index is 3 or higher, make sure to take extra precautions with your skin.
To learn more about Ultra Violet protection, check out this informative article from the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/cancer/skin-cancer/prevention-and-early-detection/uv-protection.html.
All the staff here at On-Hold Marketing wishes you at happy and sun-safe summer!
“Sunscreen is my number one beauty product that goes on even when I am indoors.” – Liz Goldwyn Save