It is more crucial to protect your skin from exposure to UVA and UVB. These rays can pose threat to your skin and can actually damage your skin. UV rays present react with melanin. Melanin is an active defense against the sun, since melanin absorbs UV rays before they can hamper your skin. Melanin causes color of the skin. Individuals having fair complexions are more likely to get freckles. When melanin increases in response to sun exposure, the skin begins to tan. The more you expose your skin to sun, the more damage is caused. Read on the following tips to help you protect your skin from sun.
– Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. All sunscreens protect against UVB rays. Look for one that specifically says UVA and UVB or “broad spectrum coverage” on the bottle. Reapply the sunscreen every hour or twice per day (at the very most) or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
– Seeking the shade and wearing protective clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses that help protect the sensitive skin on your head, neck, and around the eyes (skin areas that usually sustain a lot of sun damage).
– Protect yourself from UV radiation. Always seek the shade outdoors, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
– Cause UVA can penetrates glass, consider adding flat, tinted UV-protective film to your car’s side and rear windows as well as to house and business windows. This film blocks up to 99.9% of UV radiation and lets in up to 80% of visible light.