How To Protect Against The Effects Of The Sun
There are many inexpensive methods to protect your skin from the sun.
- The simplest is to stay out of the sun - particularly during the middle of the day when the rays are strongest.
- A variety of protective items that you can wear or carry include:
- Long sleeve shirts
- Sun protective clothing which has a UPF factor of 30 or more (which blocks 97% of the sun's UV rays)
- Sun glasses
- You can apply a sunscreen. For example, sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 provides 93 percent protection from ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. An SPF of 50 provides 98 percent protection. To learn about sunscreen and SPF go to the Consumer Reports website: consumerreports.org/cro/health/sunscreenguide/index.htm
- You can protect yourself indoors with the following techniques:
- Film you can put on a window
- Protective glass
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