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Know The Types Of Rays From The Sun

Apr 10, 2008
It is a well known fact that over exposure to the sun can lead to problems, some of which can be fatal. At the same time being exposed to the sun can do wonders for your mood and it is also essential to maintain your health.

Rays from the sun can be very intense and when the sun is at its highest, these rays can cause a great deal of damage to the skin

One of the rays that is emitted from the sun is known as UVC and this is not a real threat to the skin as protective boundary that protects the Earth, the O-Zone layer, does a good job in absorbing such rays.

Another form of ray from the sun is known as UVB. This generally affects the outer layer of the skin and can cause the skin to burn, so you can see why protecting your skin is very important.

The main ray that is emitted from the sun in UVA and this is the most powerful in that it is able to penetrate pass the upper layer of the skin and therefore damage the lower of the skin. It is this ray that can cause the skin to become burnt and it is this that can lead to the development of skin cancer.

But wait a moment whilst your skin is at risk, there is another part of the body that it is also at risk from the intense rays of the sun. And here we are referring to the eyes.

Your eyes are very delicate indeed and not much has to happen to cause your eyes to become damaged. So you wear lotion to protect your skin so you need to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Your skin is at risk from the sun throughout the year, even during the winter and there is snow on the ground. This might sound a little crazy but all a sheet of ice will do is reflect the rays of the sun back up and into your body, so you need to be aware of the sun throughout the year and not just during the winter months.

What you need to do is to make sure that you are well protected and you will realise that this is a very simple process. Wear the right clothing and make sure that you are protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun.

Also make sure that you are wearing a good sun block or sun lotion. Do not worry too much about the brand, but you need to look at the SPF and make sure that it is no less than 15. If you are very fair skinned then you need to use products where the SPF is no less than 18.

Taking the simplest steps will allow you to enjoy the sun without putting yourself at any risk.
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