Best Sun Protection Methods

Sun protection is a crucial thing that everyone needs to care about their skin health in case getting sunburn even developing the skin cancer.

Ultraviolet rays can cause sunburns and skin cancer by damaging the skin’s cellular DNA. If you get one severe sunburned in your youth, or five burns at any time in your life, more than doubles your chance of developing melanoma in your later life. The sun produces several types of ultraviolet rays. The two of most concern are UVA and UVB rays. UVA is a kind of long wave which can penetrate the cloud layer and untreated glass, and has a deeply effect on the skin than UVB. It can cause aging of the skin and wrinkles and weaken the immune system, as well as lead to skin cancer. UVB is a type of short wave which can penetrate the cloud but it cannot penetrate the glass. UVB rays are also the main cause of sunburns, and it also contributes to skin aging and cancer, as well as weaken the immune system. UVB is most dangerous between 10 am and 4 pm.

The sun has a great impact on skin when you go outside. Therefore, be sure to take these factors into account when packing for travel.

UPF is used to measure the level of sun protection of a fabric. UPF applies to the clothing, which the ratings range from UPF 5 to UPF 50+, with 8 being the rating for an average white t-shirt. It can block both UVA and UVB rays. Sun-protective clothing with a UPF rating offers good protection for your skin and you are protected all day along. The more intense the sun, the higher UPF rating of a clothing you should wear, especially if you will be out for an extended period of time. Sun-protective clothes include long-sleeve shirts, shorts, swimsuits, sun hats and so on. Although all clothing offers some degree of sun protection, UPF clothing provides the better protection from the sun. Sun hats are important for they can protect your face, ear and neck from the sun while also can be good accessories for your outfits. Sun hats come into a variety of designs and styles, and they differ in colors, shapes, materials and protection level. For example, bucket hats with moderate brim that can protect face, ears and back of the neck. A wide-brimmed sun hat can cover the skin of your face, ears and neck.

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is the effectiveness of sunscreen that protects against UVB rays. And a broad-spectrum sunscreen can block both UVA and UVB rays. Apply sunscreen with a shot glass full at least 20 minutes before you go outside. Remember apply it every two hours. If you go swimming or sweating or using a towel, reapply more.

The safest and easiest way to be protected from the sun and its UV rays is to cover yourself from head to toe. It is best to wear sun-protective clothes that have UPF rating. Always bring a hat when you travel.