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UVB is as dangerous as UVA. Both are involved in skin aging and some skin cancers. UVB is responsible for sunburn and our body doesn’t have a natural warning system to prevent against sun burning.
When used correctly, sunscreens provide protection to help prevent sunburn, tanning, and accompanying skin ageing. But this protection is determined by how long one is in direct sunlight, the time of day, how well sunscreen is applied to the skin, whether other forms of protection are used (hat/cap, t-shirt, sunglasses, etc.). Avoid creating a situation where your skin is tanning. Tanning indicates skin damage and thus skin ageing, and increases the risks of some skin cancers.
Clouds only stop a small portion of sun rays. Cloud cover can let up to 95% of UV rays through. So, be careful! Under an umbrella, you get still get half of the sun rays (if possible obtain an umbrella designed for use in the sun with an SPF rating). Light and UV rays can reach the skin indirectly as it reflects over various surfaces. This reflection is 20% over the ocean and 15% to 25% over sand. Be very careful!
Don’t ever forget that a suntan does not protect against sunburn. In addition, a tan doesn’t protect against UVA rays which, over time, are responsible for some skin cancers.
The herpes virus remains dormant (“asleep”) in the nerve tissues. Under stress, and other conditions, including exposure to the sun, it can “awaken” and a flare-up occurs: a cold sore (also known as “fever blister”). In order to avoid flare ups, protect your lips with a high SPF lip product.
1. The best protection is clothing. For everyone especially for children: t-shirt, cap, sunglasses (that meet Australian Sunglasses Standards)
2. Babies and young children should never be very be exposed to direct sunlight.
4. Sunburns are always dangerous, especially for children.
5. Avoid sun exposure between 10AM and 2PM. Check UV forecasts in your local weather report.
6. Sun exposure must be gradual.
7. Sand, snow and water can reflect more than half the sun rays on your skin. Clouds do not offer a good enough protection.
8. You must reapply your UVB and UVA protection sunscreen every two hours, and after bathing.
9. Choose a sunscreen based on your skin type.
10. A sunscreen is not meant to let you stay in the sun longer.
11. At altitude or under the tropics, it is necessary to use a higher SPF sunscreen than usual.
12. Drink water regularly, watch over youngsters and don’t forget the elderly.
13. Choose your sunscreen wisely and apply it carefully (following the directions for use)