The sun can do lots of good things like regulating the sleep cycles, gives a vitamin D. But on the other side, it leads to wrinkles, dark spots, and skin cancer. The sun produces two types of UV radiations UVA and UVB. Ultraviolet rays kill the skin cells and in a few hours they destroy the top layer of the skin. Don’t worry, we give you a few tips on protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Tips on protection from UVA and UVB:
1. Use sunscreen before going to out in the sunlight. Because it protects your skin from the UVA or UVB rays. Check the expiry date, that is given on the product. Some sunscreens will work for 2 to 3 years, but some are not. Before using the sunscreen shake them and mix all the ingredients before using.
2. Wear sunglasses with 100% UVA or sun protection. On these types of glasses use a different type of chemical which protects the eyes from the sun.
3. Always wear long sleeved shirt, long pant and hat which shade the face, neck and ear. If possible, then look for the sun protective clothes.
4. Limit sun exposure between 10 AM to 4 PM. When the sunlight is very strong. If your shadow is shorter than you, means sun rays are very strong.
5. Places near water, sand, and snow are more dangerous, because in these places suns reflects mostly through reflection. It increases the risk of sunburn and tanning.
6. Don’t think UV rays are not passing through the window like car, home, and office. UVA rays effect through these also. Sometime we don’t feel burning sensations, but UVA rays can damage your
7. You can avoid tanning beds and sun lamps as UVA rays are very harmful to our skin. Both UVA and UVB rays can cause long-term skin damage, and can lead to skin cancer.
8. We all know sun provide a vitamin D in our body that is also But if you are under the sun than our skin can damage. So you can take vitamin D from fruits or vegetables or from different sources also apart from the sun.
9. You can enjoy the outdoors activities, underneath the tree and umbrella. But wear sunscreen and sunglasses because the UV rays bounce form anywhere.
10. If you are taking medications prescribed by your doctor. Than do, ask your doctor about the sun exposure as it leads to more sensitivity. There are specific types of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, blood pressure medications, and chemotherapies through which we can get negative effect on the exposure in the sun.
Please consult your doctor for any type of outdoor activities under the sun. In case of any disease.