Do you know how to protect yourself from UV ray damage?
- The sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you should limit your sun exposure during these hours.
- Invest in clothing made from linen or thin cotton fabrics to stay cool AND protected in the sun. Don’t forget a broad-brimmed hat that will shade your ears, neck and face.
- Use water-resistant broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 15. Broad spectrum will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. All sunscreens should be reapplied every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
- Protect your eyes. Check to see if your favorite shades block glare and UV rays -wraparound sunglasses offer the most protection for your eyes and the sensitive skin surrounding them.