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UV protection 101

Updated: Aug 24

There are UVA and UVB rays that contribute to sun damage. UVA penetrates deepest and causes more damage.



The sun's rays have been known to cause damage to the skin over time. Exposure to the sun causes wrinkles, age spots, and even cancer. In order to protect yourself from these harmful effects, you should use sunscreen. Sunscreens are formulated to block out the damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are two types of sunscreens: physical blockers and chemical blockers. Physical blockers work by reflecting the rays back to space while chemical blockers absorb the rays before they reach the skin. Both types of sunscreens are effective at protecting the skin from the sun's rays. However, some people may experience allergic reactions to certain chemicals in sunscreens. If you do not want to use a chemical blocker, then you should look for a physical blocker instead.





UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB rays. These rays are responsible for causing wrinkling, tanning, and aging of the skin. A good way to prevent UVA rays from penetrating deep into the skin is to wear sunglasses that filter out UVA rays. Sunglasses that block 100% of UVA rays are recommended. You can also wear hats and long-sleeved shirts to keep your arms covered.



A good way to prevent UVA rays from penetrating deep into the skin is to wear sunglasses that filter out UVA rays.

UVB rays are the ones responsible for burning the skin. When using sunscreen, make sure to apply enough product to cover your entire body. Also, reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating, every hour.

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